Recently, the newly revamped Motera cricket stadium, or popularly known as the Sardar Patel Stadium in Gujarat has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium. The prime minister who was also the former president of the Gujarat Cricket Association attended the inauguration of the world’s largest stadium which has now been named after him. President Ram Nath Kovind, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah, were also present at the event.
However, this move of renaming the stadium was severely criticized and condemned by people, especially the opposition.
On the international level, cricketer and author Tom Holland took to Twitter to express his views.
Tom Holland tweeted, "I'm a huge admirer of the modesty Modi showed in naming the world's largest cricket stadium after himself."
"Not always a good sign for countries when leaders start pulling that trick...(sic)", he further added.
But this sarcastic tweet was not well received by several Modi supporters and they mistook Tom Holland for the Hollywood star who played Spider-Man. Tom Holland who tweeted is a cricketer and English author by profession and he has best-selling books on classical and medieval history under his belt.
This misunderstanding led to #BoycottSpiderman trending on Twitter where certain misguided Twitter users accused the Hollywood actor Tom Holland of spreading ‘international propaganda' and being a part of the ‘toolkit’ controversy.
However, a certain section of twitter realized the difference between the two people, and hilarious tweets were viral about this confusion.
Finally, on seeing this confusion break out the author Tom Holland himself to clear out the misunderstanding through another set of witty tweets. He even apologized to the actor who has been promoting his upcoming movie in the Spiderman franchise.