Tom Phillips is just respecting the wishes of Mustafa Ali.
During Monday's WWE Raw, announcer Tom Phillips came under criticism for the way he was pronouncing "Mustafa Ali." A fan DM'd Phillips, upset over the way he was pronouncing Ali's name.
Phillips responded to the fan, saying Ali prefers the pronunciation of "Mustafa" a certain way and Phillips was just respecting his wishes.
Fan: "Hey [redacted]... How do you not understand that Mustafa ali is pronounced: MOO STAH FUH... NOT [redacted] Must Uff uh... GET IT [redacted] RIGHT. You sound like a [redacted] saying it wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!"
Phillips: "Hi [redacted], I understand your issue regarding the pronunciation. However Mustafa has recently stated on RAW the correct way that his first name is pronounced. I am simply respecting that wish, as I would for anyone asking for their name to be pronounced the way they would like. I will continue to do so. Thank you for being a fan of WWE,"
My name is Mustafa Ali. Say it right or don’t say it at all. pic.twitter.com/cAhGJo3pt5— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) November 3, 2020
Ali picked up a victory over Ricochet on WWE Raw.
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