Numerous Facebook users from India and Pakistan are getting ready for the India-Pakistan ICC World Cup T20 clash on Mar. 19 with a unique gesture of peace. Rather than supporting their respective teams, they are changing their profile picture frame to sport the team colours of the other country.
Facebook had launched the new feature for the T20 World Cup that lets people change their profile picture frame to support their team. Taking advantage of this, several users have revived the #ProfileforPeace online campaign started last year, with Indian fans putting the Pakistani frame on their pictures, and vice-versa.
The initiative even caught the notice of Mark Zuckerberg, who wrote a post in its support. “When we designed the profile frames feature, we just wanted to help people show support for their favorite teams or a cause they believe in,” he said. “But this story shows that the more connected we are, the more we realize that what unites us is more important than what divides us.”