The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is investigating its national team’s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler for alleged racial remarks mocking Indians.
London. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is investigating its national team’s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler for alleged racial remarks mocking Indians. The ECB promised relevant and appropriate action, saying that each case would be considered on an individual basis. Butler and Morgan have used Sir in these posts to make fun of Indians.
Butler and Morgan’s tweets were discussed on social media after Ollie Robinson was suspended for offensive tweets in 2012-13. As reported by Telegraph.co.uk, a screenshot of Butler’s message has also been shared in which he said, “I always reply to sir number one like me, like me, like me, like me.”
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Morgan tagged Butler and wrote in a message, Sir you are my favorite batsman. Butler plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) while Morgan is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders. “While the exact context of these tweets has been questioned, they were written at a time when Buttler and Morgan had become established players of England and in such a situation they made such objectionable comments on social media,” the report said. The ECB said that the matter would be dealt with appropriately. An ECB spokesperson said on Tuesday, “We were alerted last week about the offensive tweet, so old social media posts of other players have also been publicly questioned.” “There is no place for discrimination in our sport and we are committed to taking relevant and appropriate action where necessary,” he said.
“All the cases will be considered on individual basis keeping in view all the facts,” the spokesperson said. We will assess matters with the ECB Board before commenting further on this. Fast bowler James Anderson’s 2010 tweet related to homosexuality has also come to the fore. Andersen told the British media, “For me it is 10-11 years old and I have definitely changed as a person. I think this is difficult. Things change, you make mistakes. Anderson will become the most Test-playing cricketer for England when he plays the second Test against New Zealand. He said that the team is concerned about such cases.
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