A day after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) started investigating an unnamed player’s offensive tweet, it has been reported that the board is also investigating white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan’s and Jos Buttler’s old tweets.
As per a report in Telegraph.co.uk, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler mimicked Indians by using the word ‘Sir’. A lot of Buttler’s old tweets confirms that the wicketkeeper-batsman did use the word ‘Sir’ and wrote broken English, allegedly mocking the Indians.
Morgan also used the word ‘Sir’ while congratulating Buttler on May 18, 2018. Buttler scored an unbeaten 94 off 53 for Rajasthan Royals that day. Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum also reacted to Morgan’s tweet and allegedly mocked the Indians.
“@josbuttler Sir, you play very good opening batting,” wrote McCullum.
Though the players have deleted those tweets, screenshots of the same have been doing rounds on social media.
Here are some the tweets:
The report in telegraph.co.uk adds that ECB’s decision on whether to reprimand the duo will be taken after the investigation. The trio’s tweet went viral after the suspension of pacer Ollie Robinson, who made his Test debut against New Zealand at the Lord’s.
The 22-year-old was made to apologise for his “racist and sexist” tweets between 2012 and 2013. The tweets went viral after he made his Test debut for England. He is now under suspension from international cricket but is allowed to play for Sussex in domestic cricket.