A large cricket stadium was built after the British historian Tom Holland, whose Twitter user @holland_tom ridiculed the Indian Prime Minister on Wednesday.
The historian wrote on the social network, “I am a big fan of the personality that Modi shows by giving his name to the world’s largest cricket stadium.”
The publication reacted angrily to India, where many people confused the historian’s Twitter account with the 24-year-old actor, who is Spider-Man and whose Twitter user @ TomHolland1996.
Following the confusion, thousands of messages spread the hashtag #BoycottSpiderMan to a country of 1.3 billion people.
“This is an internal problem in India. Let’s take a life lesson #BoycottSpiderMan”, wrote an Internet user.
Actor Holland opted to ignore the controversy this week, active on Twitter to promote the upcoming Spider-Man film.
In return, the historian apologized with a certain amount of irony: “By God, it seems that it destroyed the hopes of the next Spider-Man in India.”
The stadium in Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat was named after Narendra Modi last Wednesday.
With a capacity of 110,000 spectators, the huge sports complex was one of the emblem projects of the current prime minister, when he headed the Gujarat state government.