The suspension of Ollie Robinson for his racist and sexist tweets have grabbed the attention of the tweets from English cricketers. England’s bowling superhead James Anderson was making fun of Stuart Broad’s hairstyle by calling him a 15-year-old lesbian.
His tweet is from 2010 when he was 27-year-old. At present, the tweet has been deleted now and in a recent interview with SkySports, the pacer emphasised the need for educating the players so that they don’t commit mistakes. Anderson said the tweet was 10,11 years ago and he had certainly changed as a person since then. That’s the difficulty that things do change and the people do make mistakes. On the other hand, the tweets from Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler has shown making fun of Indian fans. All the tweets are getting investigated by England Cricket Board (ECB).
The ECB spokesperson said on Tuesday that since the board were alerted to offensive tweets last week and several historical social media posts by other individuals have been questioned publicly a well. There was no place for discrimination in this sport and the board were committed to taking relevant and appropriate action where required. Each case would be considered on an individual basis and the board will assess before making further statements.
Along with James Anderson, tweets from England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler have also been under investigation.