Another player from England is under a scanner for posting offensive material on social media as a teenager.© AFP
A current England player is being investigated further by the country’s Cricket management for allegedly making teenage remarks on Twitter as a teenager after being interrupted by Ollie Robinson for similar behavior. The old tweet of the aforementioned player was found by wisden.com, which did not reveal the identity of the cricketer since he was under 16 at the time. The website posted screenshots of the tweet without revealing the player’s identity. “……. you’re going to go with an Asian,” the player allegedly posted.
He is currently investigating the subject of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). “We have noticed that an English player has posted offensive material on his social media account. We are looking into it and will make further comments in due course,” an ECB spokesman told wisden.com. .
The insults were released in 2012 and 2013 since the ECB suspended Robinson pending an investigation into his racist tweets.
Robinson, who scored 42 runs and took seven wickets when he made his Test debut against New Zealand, has already apologized after his old behavior revealed his old tweets.
England’s cultural secretary Oliver Dowden, however, criticized the ECB’s decision to suspend Robinson, calling it “top-down”.
Boris Johnson, the country’s prime minister, also agreed with him. Dowden complained that Robonson’s tweets were a decade earlier, “written by a teenager,” but admitted that they were offensive and misleading.
England coach Chris Silverwood had previously stressed the need for proper education in the fight against discrimination. “Sometimes we get things wrong. What we do and how we act. That’s where education comes in,” he said.
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