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7 June 2021
The issue of ‘racist’ tweets done by the players when in teenage does not seem to be stopping any soon as a tweet from another player has emerged on social media.
Wisden.com published a snapshot of a tweet done by a player, which it said would have been under 16-17 years of age at the time of tweeting. However, the publication chose to hide the identity of the player who tweeted.
The ECB has taken cognisance of this emerging issue as well while the investigation for Ollie Robinson’s historic tweets is still underway.
“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,” an ECB spokesperson said.
England coach Chris Silverwood emphasized the need for education to bring an end to discrimination in the game. He said that the England team is striving to make the sport ‘inclusive’ for everyone involved.
“The big thing for us all is education,” he said. “We are all striving to be better, none of us are perfect, and we all need to make sure we are learning all the time. We can make sure the world is a better place. Most importantly, we can work hard to ensure that this great game is inclusive for everybody and there’s no form of discrimination whatsoever.
The issue first popped up in the public eye on the first day of the first Test between England and New Zealand when Ollie Robinson made his Test debut.