ENG vs NZ: Amid racism row, James Anderson’s decade-old tweet calling Stuart Broad ‘lesbian’ goes viral; deleted- Days after England’s Ollie Robinson was suspended for his racist and sexist social records, several incidents of other cricketers are doing the rounds on the internet. It includes wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and now Jimmy Anderson have come under the scanner. The veteran of over 600 Test wickets, Anderson had shared a tweet over 10 years ago in which he referred to Stuart Broad as 15-year-old lesbian.
“I saw Broady’s new haircut for the first time today. Not sure about it. Thought he looked like a 15-year-old lesbian!” he had written on the micro-blogging site.
James Anderson deleted his old tweet calling Stuart Broad ’15-year-old lesbian’. pic.twitter.com/VC3XrypfDR
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“The historical stuff, for me, it was 10, 11 years ago. I have certainly changed as a person since then. That’s the difficulty; things do change and you do make mistakes,” Anderson told Sky Sports in his defence.
Meanwhile, England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler are being reportedly investigated by ECB for mocking Indians in old tweets. As per a report from Telegraph, Morgan and Buttler mocked Indian players by calling them ‘Sir’ and broken English which was alleged to make fun of Indians.
ENG vs NZ: Amid racism row, James Anderson’s decade-old tweet calling Stuart Broad ‘lesbian’ goes viral; deleted
England pacer Ollie Robinson’s suspension has opened long history of racist post on social media by England cricketers. He has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following the tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
Meanwhile, Dom Bess has deactivated his Twitter account after he picked for the 2nd Test against New Zealand that is set to begin on June 10. Bess’s move of deactivating the Twitter account has raised suspicion.
ENG vs NZ: The first Test between England and New Zealand resulted in a draw. The second Test will start from 10th June at Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
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