England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman, Jos Buttler have put under investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after their alleged racist tweets, mocking Indians, surfaced on social media. ECB has promised “relevant and appropriate action”, saying each case will be considered on an individual basis. The posts, in which Buttler and Morgan used the word “sir” to take a dig at Indians, started making rounds on social media after the ECB suspended the young pacer, Ollie Robinson for some of his offensive tweets dating back to 2012-13.
Reading the same, report in Telegraph.co.uk. read: “Screenshots have also been shared of a message by Buttler in which he says “I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me’ and, separately, Morgan includes Buttler in a message which says, “Sir you’re my favourite batsman”.”
Buttler and Morgan were recently seen playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 for Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.
Describing the same, the report added, “Although there are questions over the precise context of the tweets, they were written at a time when Buttler and Morgan were established England players and have caused offence on social media.”
The ECB said the matter will be dealt in an appropriate manner.
Explaining the same on Tuesday, an ECB spokesperson said, “Since we were alerted to offensive tweets last week, a number of historical social media posts by other individuals have been questioned publicly as well. There is no place for discrimination in our sport, and we are committed to taking relevant and appropriate action where required.
He further added, “Given the concerns which have been raised are clearly now broader than a single case, the ECB Board will discuss how we deal with issues over historical social media material in a timely and appropriate manner. Each case will be considered on an individual basis, looking at all the facts. We will assess cases with the ECB Board before making further statements.”
A homophobic tweet dating back to 2010 from the veteran fast bowler, James Anderson has also emerged.
James Ander had said, “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.”