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


LONDON: The probe into England cricketers’ outdated tweets is a “witch hunt” that should cease, says former skipper Michael Vaughan because the ECB investigates alleged racist remarks on social media by many of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

The posts, through 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 some of his offensive tweets courting again to 2012-13.
According to a report, “Screenshots have also been shared of a message by Buttler in which he says ‘I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me’ and, separately, Morgan includes Buttler in a message which says, ‘Sir you’re my favourite batsman’.”

A homophobic tweet courting again to 2010 from veteran pacer James Anderson has additionally emerged.
The ECB has promised “relevant and appropriate action”, saying every case will likely be thought-about on a person foundation.
Buttler and Morgan each function 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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