Michael Vaughan, former England skipper tweeted that the probe into England cricketers’ old tweets is a “witch hunt” that must stop, as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers.
After Ollie Robinson’s fiasco, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler are under investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over their tweets mocking Indians.
Michael Vaughan: None At The Time Of Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler And James Anderson’s Tweets Seemed Offended At The Time They Tweeted
The country’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler are under investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after their tweets, mocking Indians, surfaced on social media on Wednesday.
The probe into England cricketers’ old tweets is a “witch hunt” that must stop, says former skipper Michael Vaughan as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers.
James Anderson, who became England’s most-capped Test player, said the squad is anxious about what could come out next. He is also under the scanner for a sexist tweet made in jest for pace bowling teammate Stuart Broad in 2010.
Michael Vaughan thinks the ECB has dealt with the Ollie Robinson situation in a fair way, but hearing some say he should never play again is utterly ridiculous as Michael Vaughan feels he should play against India.
“No one at the time of Morgan’s, Buttler’s & Anderson’s tweets seemed offended at the time they tweeted but it’s amazing how they now seem offensive a few years later !!!!!! Utterly ridiculous … The witch hunt has started but has to stop,” Michael Vaughan tweeted.
The posts, in which Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan used the word ‘sir’ to mock the Indians, started doing the rounds on social media after the ECB suspended pacer Ollie Robinson for some of his offensive tweets dating back to 2012-13. A homophobic tweet dating back to 2010 from veteran pacer James Anderson has also emerged. The ECB has promised “relevant and appropriate action”, saying each case will be considered on an individual basis.
According to a report, Screenshots have also been shared of a message by Jos Buttler in which he says ‘I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me’ and, separately, Eoin Morgan includes Jos Buttler in a message which says, ‘Sir you’re my favourite batsman’.
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