The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is investigating the racist comments made by several of its players on social media. Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said the country’s cricketers’ old tweets should be investigated. Some tweets mocking England’s white-ball captain Ioan Morgan and wicketkeeper batsman Jose Butler went viral on social media on Wednesday, prompting the ECB to investigate.
Vaughan tweeted, “No one was hurt at the time Morgan, Butler and Anderson tweeted, but it is amazing how objectionable these tweets are some years later. Very funny. This question should be stopped.” After the suspension of some objectionable tweets by ECB fast bowler Ally Robinson in 2012-13, tweets mocking Indians using the word ‘sir’ began to make the rounds on social media.
No one was offended by Morgan, Butler and Anderson during their tweet at the time of the tweet but it’s amazing how aggressive they are now a few years later !!!!!! Absolutely ridiculous… witch hunt has begun but need to stop… # On
– Michael Vaughan (ic Michael Vaughan) June 10, 2021
Robinson debuted in the first Test of the ongoing Test series against New Zealand, and then some of his old tweets went viral, in which he made racist and obscene comments. Amidst all this, other tweets from other England cricketers are also being searched. Anderson apologized to Robertson in this regard, and all players on the team have forgiven him. All the players in the dressing room support them.
ENG vs. NZ: James Anderson made history by leaving Alistair Cooke, topping the England side in this regard