‘Utterly ridiculous, witch hunt has to cease’: Vaughan on investigation into alleged racist tweets | Cricket News

LONDON: The probe into England cricketers’ previous tweets is a “witch hunt” that should cease, says former skipper Michael Vaughan because the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by a lot of its cricketers.
Country’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler are underneath investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after their tweets, mocking Indians, surfaced on the social media on Wednesday.
“No one on the time of Morgan’s, Buttler’s & Anderson’s tweets appeared offended on the time they tweeted nevertheless it’s wonderful how they now appear offensive just a few years later !!!!!! Utterly ridiculous … The witch hunt has began however has to cease,” Vaughan tweeted.

The posts, by which Buttler and Morgan used the phrase ‘sir’ to mock the Indians, began doing the rounds on social media after the ECB suspended pacer Ollie Robinson for a few of his offensive tweets courting again to 2012-13.
According to a report, “Screenshots have additionally been shared of a message by Buttler by which he says ‘I all the time reply sir no1 else like me such as you like me’ and, individually, Morgan consists of Buttler in a message which says, ‘Sir you are my favorite batsman’.”

A homophobic tweet courting again to 2010 from veteran pacer James Anderson has additionally emerged.
The ECB has promised “related and applicable motion”, saying every case will likely be thought-about on a person foundation.
Buttler and Morgan each characteristic within the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the previous enjoying for the Rajasthan Royals and the latter main the Kolkata Knight Riders.


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