England skipper Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler have stirred controversy for allegedly making the racist remarks against the Indians. They took to social media and mocked the Indians.
Keeping the controversy in mind, an investigation has been launched against them to deal with the issues. England and Wales cricket board has promised that they will take stern and appropriate actions against those who indulged in such behaviors. They also made it clear that the cases will be tried on an individual basis.
A post in which the duo used the word “sir” to mock the Indians started doing rounds on the social media which offended the feelings of the many Indians and people who found it inappropriate. This video was circulated after the ECB suspended Ollie Robinson for the racist comments he made dating back in 2011.
“Screenshots have also been shared of a message by Butler in which he says “I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me’ and, separately, Morgan includes Butler in a message which says, “Sir you’re my favourite batsman”,” according to a report in the Telegraph.co.uk.
Buttler and Eoin morgan both are the part of the IPL with the former player for the Rajasthan royals and the latter being the part of the Kolkata knight riders.
“Though there are doubts over the context of the comments made, they were made at the time when they were both established players of England and caused controversy for making those racist remarks.” reports said.
The ECB said the matter will be dealt with in the appropriate manner and if found guilty, punishment will be pronounced in the same manner.
“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,” an ECB spokesperson said on Tuesday.
“There is no place for discrimination in our sport, and we are committed to taking relevant and appropriate action where required.
“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 also emerged dating back to the 2010 where James anderson made the comment.
“It was around 10 years ago, I have changed as a person in this time. I am no longer the person I was at that time. Everyone makes mistakes and we change and move on with time.” He told the British media.
Anderson will become the most-capped player if he plays in the second test against New Zealand. But they are unsure how the outcome will be of the things going on. Said the squad.