England Fast Bowler Suspended Over Racist And Sexist Tweets

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England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended after a series of discriminatory and sexist tweets emerged from 2012 and 2013, jeopardising his career.

The tweets resurfaced during England’s first test against New Zealand, just moments after both teams lined up for a ‘Moment of Unity’, wearing t-shirts with labels “cricket is a game for everyone”.

Robinson has been suspended from international cricket, pending an investigation into the tweets he posted as a 19 year old.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed that Robinson will not play in the second Test against New Zealand on Thursday.

The revelations come after Robinson delivered a seven-wicket haul in his Test debut, as well as 42 with the bat in England’s first innings.

After stumps on Wednesday, Robinson gave a remorseful apology,

"On the biggest day of my career so far, I am embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years ago". Whilst deeply regretting his actions he said, “regardless of my state of mind at the time, my actions were inexcusable”.

England captain Joe Root said after stumps on Sunday

"I couldn't believe them, personally", but Robinson has since shown genuine remorse. “stuff that's happened off the field, it's not acceptable within our game. We all know that”. "We've got to move forward from this, learn from this and do everything we can to make sure it doesn't happen again”, he said.

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Root said, "We've got to move forward from this, learn from this and do everything we can to make sure it doesn't happen again".

Robinson can still play freely for the south coast county during his international suspension as he has a separate employment contract with Sussex.

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7 June 2021




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