An investigation into England’s old cricket tweets is a “witch hunt” that must stop, says former skipper Michael Vaughn, as the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of its cricketers.
Skipper on the white ball of the country Eoin Morgan and kalitar-whip Joss Butler are being investigated by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after their tweets, mocking Indians, surfaced on social media on Wednesday.
“During the tweets of Morgan, Buttler’s & Anderson, no one looked offended when they wrote on Twitter, but it’s amazing how insulting they look a few years later !!!!!! Quite ridiculous … The witch hunt has begun, stop, “Vaughn tweeted.
Posts in which Butler and Morgan used the word “sir” to mock Indians began circulating on social media after the ECB stopped player Olli Robinson for some of his offensive tweets dating back to 2012-13.
According to a report, the screenshots were also shared by Butler’s message, which said, “I’m always in charge, sir, no one like me like you,” and Morgan separately included Butler in a message that said, “Sir, you’re my favorite. batsman. “
Veteran James Anderson’s 2010 homophobic tweet also appeared.
The ECB has promised “appropriate and appropriate action”, saying each case will be considered on an individual basis.
Butler and Morgan participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), with the former playing for the Rajasthan Royals and the latter leading the Kolkata Knight Riders.