Eoin Morgan, England’s captain of the World Cup, has denied allegations of racism against him Twitter, in which he allegedly mocked Indians, was “ripped out of context.”
Earlier this month, Ollie Robinson was suspended by the English and Welsh Cricket Board (ECB) for his racist and sexist tweets dating back to 2012-’13. Shortly afterwards, reports in which Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler used the word ‘sir’ to mock the Indians began to make the rounds on social media.
“I don’t really think about it,” Morgan told reporters ahead of England’s white ball series against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Wednesday.
“When I call someone ‘sir’ on social media or anywhere in the world, it’s a sign of admiration and respect. If taken out of context, I can control or do nothing about it. So I did not really investigate not that, ‘he added.
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In the light of the events, the ECB promised ‘appropriate and appropriate action’ and said that each case would be considered on an individual basis.
Screenshots of a message from Buttler in which he says, “I always answer Mr. 1 different like me like you like me” were shared on Twitter.
In another message that was also spread on social media, Morgan contained Buttler in a message that said, “Sir, you are my favorite batsman.” Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum has reportedly joined the conversation.
Buttler and Morgan both play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Buttler plays for Rajasthan Royals and Morgan for Kolkata Knight Riders.