After Ollie Robinson’s suspension from all forms of international cricket due to his racist and sexist tweets posted in 2012, a lot of players are now coming under the radar.
The controversy surrounding Robinson saw the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) launch an investigation into an objectionable tweet by unnamed players. However, now in the latest developments it has been learned that Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan are in trouble.
The ECB is probing the past tweets of the cricketers and as per reports, Butler and Morgan mimicked the Indians by calling them ‘sir’.
Morgan used the word ‘sir’ to congratulate Buttler on May 13, 2018, as he scored an unbeaten 94 off 53 balls. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum also reacted to Morgan’s message.
According to a report in Telegraph.co.uk, Butler had already deleted the tweets following criticism on social media. The report also said that the board will take a decision on the English pairing after investigation.
As for Robinson, the 27-year-old had issued an apology on Wednesday, admitting to posting “racist and sexist tweets” as a teen.
He expressed “deep regret” for his actions and said, “I am not racist and I am not sexist.” Robinson’s offensive tweets were targeted at Muslims and Asians and he said he was “ashamed” of it.
The young lad was early in his career and had made an impressive debut. He took seven wickets and scored a crucial 42 runs in the first innings.
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