“No disrespect meant,” Mitchell Marsh finally opens up about controversial photo with the World Cup 

While talking on SEN radio, he said he didn’t mean to disrespect the trophy, but would do it again.


“No disrespect meant,” Mitchell Marsh finally opens up about controversial photo with the World Cup 

Mitchell Marsh (Image via X)

Hours after Australia won the World Cup, a photo of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh placing his feet on the World Cup trophy went viral for the wrong reasons. Pat Cummins posted the photo on his Instagram story, and as soon it went viral it resulted in a backlash. Now the all-rounder has come out to talk about the picture. 

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While talking on SEN radio, he said he didn’t mean to disrespect the trophy, but would do it again. He also added that even though many people said it caused a bit of an uproar, he didn’t see many things regarding that on social media. 

There was obviously no disrespect meant in that photo at all. I haven’t given it too much thought, I haven’t seen a lot on social media even though everyone tells me it’s gone off. There’s nothing in that.
Mitchell Marsh to SEN Sports

The photo hurt many Indian fans, including one who sent a letter to the Prime Minister’s office and the Sports Ministry to ban Marsh from playing in India. Mohammed Shami publicly spoke about how the picture hurt him as well. 

There was no FIR against Mitchell Marsh for the infamous photo 

Days after the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup finals, many reports of a FIR being registered against Mitchell Marsh due to the photo were published. According to the reports, the FIR was filed in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, by RTI activist Keshav Pandit. The FIR stated that the all-rounder hurt the sentiments of Indian fans by placing his feet on the trophy. 

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Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh (Image via ESPN)

It has now been revealed that the reports are fake. A journalist, Piyush Rai, posted a video on X of an official from the Aligarh Police. The official confirmed that there has been no such FIRs or complaints against Marsh in any branch of the Aligarh Police. 

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