The England Cricket Board has been in the limelight in recent times following Ollie Robinson’s racist and sexist tweets from 10 years back. The debutant’s performance in the 1st Test against New Zealand was overshadowed when his offensive tweets surfaced over the internet. Despite Robinson’s apology, the ECB suspended the pacer from all forms of international cricket.
In a recent development, following the Robinson controversy, another cricketer is being investigated for his racist and sexist remarks as a teenager. As per Wisden’s report the cricketer was under the age of 16 when he posted the tweet, owing to which they refrained from disclosing his identity.
Second England cricketer investigated by ECB for his racist remarks
The England Cricket Board claimed that racist tweets by a second cricketer have been brought their attention and they are investigating the case as of now. “It has been brought to our attention that an England player has posted historic offensive material on their social media account. We are looking into it and will make a further comment in due course,” the ECB mentioned in a statement.
The incident is likely to put pressure on the England board to scrutinize the social media history of the players. According to few reports, the England and Wales Cricket Board is examining the Twitter and Instagram account of all the current players.
Dom Bess deactivates his social media accounts upon selection for 2nd Test
England cricketer Dom Bess has reportedly deactivated his Twitter account following his selection for the 2nd Test against New Zealand. “Dom Bess has deactivated his Twitter account. I suspect if these odd people insist on trawling back through cricketer’s old posts, he won’t be the last to do so,” a renowned journalist tweeted.
Several racist and sexist posts are now getting viral on social media which purportedly have been done from his account. This is what has been surfaced on the internet
Additionally, many offensive social media posts from star England cricketers including James Anderson, Joe Root have been surfacing over on the internet. These posts from over 10 years back have been purportedly made from their accounts, which are now going viral, following the Ollie Robinson controversy.