England call up for Moeen Ali sparks racist slurs and nationality debate on Facebook

He may have been born in Birmingham and a familiar figure for county cricket fans but Moeen Ali’s call up for England today led many to respond with racist insults.

The worst of the abuse was on social networking site Facebook, where ‘fans’ of the BBC Sport page responded to the news with a series of slurs likening the all-rounder to ‘Bin Laden’ and ‘Borat’.

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