Sunday, May 26, 2024

After Robinson, tweets of Morgan, Buttler surface, making fun of Indians

After England pacer Ollie Robinson faced the suspension, four more England stars have been dragged into cricket’s social media firestorm after a new selection of reheated tweets went viral.

England cricketers James Anderson, Eoin Morgan, Brendon McCullum, and Jos Buttler were dragged into social media storm for their unsavoury historic tweets.

In now-deleted old tweets of the trio (Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, and Brendon McCullum) they were possibly seen making fun of Indian English as they talked in improper and tattered ways.

While congratulating Alex Hales on a double hundred in August 2017 saying, Butler tweeted, “much beauty batting you are on fire, sir.”

‘JosButtler Sir, you play very good Opening batting,” tweeted McCullum in response whereas Morgan added, “Sir you’re my favourite batsman.”

According to a report, “The England and Wales Cricket Board are investigating historic tweets posted by senior players Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan after they appeared to mimic Indian people saying “Sir” in posts sent in 2017 and 2018.”

Apart from them, England pacer James Anderson’s was being targetted for passing unsavoury remark against fellow team-mate Stuart Broad in 2010. 

“I saw Broady’s new haircut for the first time today. Not sure about it. Thought he looked like a 15 yr old lesbian!” he had said

However, responding to the controversy, Anderson said that he had learnt from the incident, “’For me it’s 10-11 years ago, I’ve certainly changed as a person. And I think that’s the difficulty, things do change, you do make mistakes,” he said.

These incidents came after the suspension of Ollie Robinson by the governing body pending an investigation into racist and sexist public utterances eight and nine years ago that came to light on his Test debut.

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