New England captain Joe Root has insisted that the country’s cricketing system is unacceptable, as eight-year-old racist and obscene tweets by the team’s new pacer Ally Robinson are unacceptable. Robinson’s 2012-13 tweets came out on Wednesday, the first day of his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s. However, Robinson performed spectacularly on the field, picking up seven wickets in the match. He unconditionally issued a public apology for his tweet.
After the first Test draw, Root said, ‘What happened off the field is not valid anywhere in our game. We all know this. He gave his side of the matter in the dressing room. He spoke with you people and the media and expressed regret for his actions. Captain, ‘from that time he showed a great deal of remorse. You can see how they are around the group and the team, which is very true. He said he was initially shocked and didn’t know how to respond to it.
“I personally couldn’t believe him (the tweets). “The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has suspended Robinson from international cricket.”