WWE RAW announcer Tom Phillips took to Twitter last night and revealed a message he received from a fan who tried to call him out over pronunciation of Mustafa Ali’s name during Ali’s win over Ricochet.
The fan wrote, “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 !!!!!!!!!!!!”
Tom responded and pointed to Ali’s recent comments on how his name should be pronounced.
“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,” Tom wrote back.
You can see Tom’s full tweet below, along with one of Ali’s recent references to the way his name is pronounced:
— Tom (@TomPhillipsWWE) November 10, 2020
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