Another English player found to have posted racist content
Following Ollie Robinson’s ban from international cricket by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), another active England men’s player is founded to have posted discriminatory tweets.
Wisden.com published tweets from that England player who used derogatory terms against the people of Asian origin and homosexuality. The ECB is investigating the matter.
Wisden.com chose not to reveal the player’s name as he was below the age of 16 at the time of posting the content.
“It has been brought to our attention that an England player has posted historic offensive material on their social media account. We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course,” an ECB spokesperson said.
England players partook in a Moment of Unity against all sorts of discrimination at the start of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s. It was on that day when racist and sexist tweets from debutant Robinson surfed on social media. He apologised in public after the end of day one’s play.
Robinson was immediately banned from international cricket after the match for the tweets he made as a teenager.
As reported on ESPNcricinfo, the ECB is monitoring its players’ Twitter and Instagram handles.