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India vs Pakistan at World Cup, fans of both nations upset by jingoistic ads

The India vs Pakistan match at the World Cup 2019 on June 16 is one of the biggest games of the year, and one of the most anticipated given the two teams don’t play each other outside of ICC tournaments any more. But ahead of the clash fans from both nations seem to be at loggerhead over controversial ads produced in India and Pakistan to promote the match.

Indians on social media were irked after a Pakistani channel came up with an advertisement that spoofed the interrogation of Indian Air force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Indian fans slammed Pakistani media for “disrespecting” and “using a war hero” to promote the much-awaited game in Manchester. As #IndvPak trends on Twitter, many took to Twitter to slam the ad and share memes to troll Pakistan, reminding them of how they lost in all the matches they played against India in six World Cups.

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