English white ball skipper Eoin Morgan and goalkeeper Jos Buttler are being investigated after the country’s Cricket management surfaced on social media for alleged racist tweets, mocking Indians. The Cricket Board of England and Wales (ECB) has ordered “significant and appropriate action”, saying each case will be examined individually. The posts, which Buttler and Morgan used the word “gentleman” to ridicule Indians, began to make rounds on social media when the ECB suspended Ollie Robinson pacer for some of his 2012-13 Offensive Tweets.
Buttler also shared screenshots of a message in which he says, “I always answer sir, no one else like me” and, one by one, Morgan receives Buttler’s message: “Sir, you are my favorite batel. . “,” According to a report from Telegraph.co.uk.
Buttler and Morgan both appear in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the former playing for the Rajasthan Royals and the latter leading the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“Although there are questions about the exact context of the tweets, Buttler and Morgan were written at a time when they were set by England players and caused breaches on social media,” the report added.
The ECB has said the issue will be dealt with appropriately.
“Since we were warned of offensive tweets last week, many historical posts on other people’s social networks have also been questioned in public,” an ECB spokesman said on Tuesday.
“There is no room for discrimination in our sport, and we are committed to taking the necessary and appropriate measures.
“Knowing that the concerns expressed are broader than a single case, the ECB Commission will discuss how we deal with issues related to the historical material of social networks in an appropriate and appropriate continent.
“Each case will be examined individually, examining all the facts. We will evaluate the cases with the ECB Directorate before making further statements.”
A 2010 homophobic tweet from veteran chopper James Anderson has also been created.
“It’s been 10-11 years for me, I’ve definitely changed as a person. And I think that’s the difficulty, things change, you make mistakes,” Anderson told the British media.
Anderson, who will become the best player in the England Test on Thursday if he plays in the second test against New Zealand, said the team is worried about what might come out next.
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