Ollie Robinson, the first-class English right-arm medium-fast bowler is on the screen after his 9-years old racist and sexist tweets have caught the spotlight. It could not have been that severe as the tweets got leaked on Robinson’s biggest day as he has made his international debut on 2nd June at Lord’s contesting New Zealand on the Day 1 of the first Test match.
It seems like that someone has saved the screenshots and waited for Robinson’s biggest day to defame him pulling him out of his success zone. Notably, the 27-year old, when he was 18, posted a few sexist and racist tweets. Consequently, after getting the limelight, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is to punish the lad for his remarks.
He has been astonishing during NZ’s 1st innings as he grasped four wickets and an LBW at an economy of 2.67. The bowler has inspired the watchers being the most economical of all yielding 75 runs in 28 overs. The ECB might pull him out of the 2nd Test. Moreover, he is getting shaming mortifying and abashing slams from the cricketing fraternity.
In 2012, Robinson tweeted using the n-word and another post said:
“My new Muslim friend is the bomb #wheeyyyyy.
“females who play video games actually tend to have more sex”.
Here are a few of the Tweets that are barely surviving on social forums now:
However, he is embarrassed for whatever has happened and asked for an apology for his past actions. He cleared that he is not a sexist or a racist and regrets making such comments. It is pertinent to mention here that his account is suspended by Twitter lately.
“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 which have today become public.Advertisement
“I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist. I deeply regret my actions and I am ashamed of making such remarks.
Ollie Robinson has uttered his immaturity of 9 years back saying that,
“I was thoughtless and irresponsible and, regardless of my state of mind at the time, my actions were inexcusable. Since that period, I have matured as a person and fully regret the tweets.
“Today should be about my efforts on the field and the pride of making my Test debut for England but my thoughtless behavior in the past has tarnished this.
“Over the past few years, I have worked hard to turn my life around. I have considerably matured as an adult.