A video of Turkish footballers breaking fast during the match wins the internet!
A video clip is doing rounds on social media featuring Turkish Muslim footballers who played the match on the first Ramadan and broke the fast taking a short break on the field.
Reportedly a break was taken during the match after an injury occurred which coincided with the Maghrib call to prayer hence, players took the opportunity to break their fasts.
A bunch of players from the Turkish football team Ankara sat together on the field to break their fast with water and dates.
The video was shared by the Twitter account of the Turkish sports page, Ben Turkiye.
The video clip has garnered immense attention from internet users in Pakistan and across the world.
This is phenomenal. May Allah make it easy for these players. Fasting and playing football wow!!— The Other Side Of The Coin (@TOSOTC_CFC) April 14, 2021
I don’t even follow Islam but something beautiful about watching footballers do this mid game, massive respect to the club and players for allowing this to happen.— Ems (@EmanOlaj) April 14, 2021
Several social media users extended prayers for the players and wished them success.
How these Muslim footballers combine fasting and soccer is amazing. It’s not easy . They will still give 10/10 performance. Big ups to all of them— CALLY (@cally_code) April 13, 2021
Isn’t this common and basic? Been doing this since I was at least 9 during martial arts classes & I’ve seen Muslims do it mid-session my entire life.— Al-Kamradi (@thehussein1001) April 15, 2021
May Allah reward these footballers, but no idea why they’re being idolised. Didn’t know the bar has become that low https://t.co/iIs9DhmmgS
There were a few pieces of advice from the social media users for the management to reschedule the football matches after the fast for Muslim players who are observing obligatory fasts in the month of Ramadan.
This is nice to see, but shouldn't football authorities see there's a need for 1 minute break for Muslim footballers to break their fast?— LordCarver (@dCarver1) April 14, 2021
Everyone knows this is the month of Ramadan.