Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that the ‘witch hunt’ against England cricketers need to stop. Several England cricketers, including the likes of James Anderson, Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan are bearing the brunt of fans for their alleged offensive tweets from the past. Many are of the opinion that there are enough shreds of evidence for the England Cricket Board (ECB) to launch an investigation against the aforementioned cricketers.
Vaughan took to social media to explain that senior England players are just being made scapegoats of the current situation. While he asserted that there is no place for racism in cricket, he feels that the entire scenario is blown out of proportion.
“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 … #OnOn,” Michael Vaughan tweeted.
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 … #OnOn
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 10, 2021
It all started when several of Ollie Robinson’s old racist and sexist tweets resurfaced on the internet, hours after his Test debut. The cricketer received flak from the cricketing fraternity and was even suspended by the ECB. However, few experts, including UK PM Boris Johnson and Sports Minister Olivier Dowden felt that the ban was unfair on Robinson as the Tweets were made way back in 2012-13 and people get mature over time.
However, Vaughan backed the ECB’s decision to suspend Ollie Robinson but asserted that banning the pacer for life will be a step too far. Vaughan believes that Ollie Robinson should be part of the England squad against India.
I think the ECB have dealt with the Ollie Robinson situation in a fair way .. many will disagree .. but hearing some say he should never play again is utterly ridiculous .. he will play against India & should 👍
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 8, 2021
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