James Anderson deletes ‘lesbian’ 11-year-old tweet, calls himself a changed person

Reflecting on the tweet that is doing rounds on social media, Anderson admitted his mistake and added that he is a changed person now.
Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 9 June 2021 6:17 pm

Amid the ongoing Ollie Robinson controversy, the past social media activities of all the England players have come under the radar. From Dom Bess calling India’s national anthem ‘funny’ to Morgan and Buttler allegedly mocking the Indians, the whole saga has taken an absolutely different turn with England Cricket Board (ECB) promising that a separate investigation will be done on each case and ‘relevant and appropriate’ action will be taken. With so many players already under scrutiny, England’s legendary pacer James Anderson has now come ahead and apologized for his inappropriate tweet of 2010 which recently went viral.

He looked like a 15-year-old lesbian: Anderson on Broad’s haircut in 2010

One of the world’s finest bowlers – James Anderson – had notably made a controversial tweet where he called his fellow teammate Stuart Broad as ‘lesbian’ as he was mocking his new haircut. While the tweet is not there anymore on social media as the 38-year-old has deleted the tweet now, reports have confirmed the authenticity of the tweet.

I have certainly changed as a person since then: Anderson

Reflecting on the tweet that is doing rounds on social media, Anderson admitted his mistake and added that he is a changed person now. “It is something we are definitely going to have to look at (historic social media posts). But if we educate well enough, that language and those tweets do not go out in the first place. The historical stuff, for me, it was 10, 11 years ago. I have certainly changed as a person since then. That is the difficulty; things do change and you do make mistakes,” Anderson told Sky Sports.

The 38-year-old opined that these kind of mistakes happen when you are young and inexperienced. However, Anderson accepted that it is important to learn and improve from these mistakes and understand that it is unacceptable. He concluded by saying that the whole episode should act as a lesson for all the players to become better citizens which is very important for the game.

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