Watch Video: UAE Man Arrested For Locking Up Indian Football Fans In “Bird Cage”: Report
A UAE man was arrested on Saturday in Abu Dhabi after a video showing him locking Indian Football fans in a bird cage. The video that went viral shows that an Emirati man locked 5-6 Indian men in a bird cage. He then asked those men, which team do they support, India or UAE in the AFC Asian Cup. The workers replied, ‘India’ and got a bitter response from the man. The man again asked them who do they support, they replied UAE and the man releases them.
After the video was making rounds on the internet, United Arab Emirates Attorney General’s office released a statement on this video. The statement clearly stated that it was an offensive video and a legal action should be taken against the man.
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النائب العام للدولة: تم اتخاذ الإجراءات القانونية ضد صاحب فيديو حبس أشخاص من الجنسية الآسيوية داخل قفص طيور ليدفعهم لتشجيع المنتخب الإماراتي وعرضه على النيابة المختصة باعتبار أن هذا المسلك جريمة معاقب عليها قانونا ولايعبر عن قيم التسامح فالإمارات pic.twitter.com/twUlfbsXaQ
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The statement further reads that a warrant has been issued for the man. He was arrested and brought in for questing. During interrogation, the man explained that the video was just a joke. The men shown in the birdcage were his workers. They know each other for 22 years and they all on his farm.
The Sharjah police told the media that such videos contradict with the UAE laws. The men in the video have been referred to the public prosecution for further investigation.