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England's Ollie Robinson banned from int'l cricket for old offensive tweets

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4 hours ago, sarchasm said:

Michael Atherton, who curiously has a lot of admirers on this forum, has completely overlooked Carberry's opinion in his Times article although he thought Dom Bess deactivating his account was worth mentioning.

Atherton, Gower, and Holding (look up his Sky interview today) have all come up with versions or more or less the same stance i.e. suspend, investigate, educate and reform. Carberry has lost the plot somewhat. you can't deny someone a second chance in life.

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11 hours ago, goose said:

Atherton, Gower, and Holding (look up his Sky interview today) have all come up with versions or more or less the same stance i.e. suspend, investigate, educate and reform. Carberry has lost the plot somewhat. you can't deny someone a second chance in life.

Out of the above 4, only Carberry likely has had to experience playing with or against the likes of Ollie Robinson. Holding did play in County but as a celebrated overseas pro so it's different. Carberry would know how pervasive it is, how hostile it can get and how indifferent the administration and the entire system could be about it. SO his remarks are actually coming from actual, real, and physical experience unlike the airy fairy and cheesy takes from Atherton or Gower.

 

Very strange of you then to say Carberry's lost the plot.

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27 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

Out of the above 4, only Carberry likely has had to experience playing with or against the likes of Ollie Robinson. Holding did play in County but as a celebrated overseas pro so it's different. Carberry would know how pervasive it is, how hostile it can get and how indifferent the administration and the entire system could be about it. SO his remarks are actually coming from actual, real, and physical experience unlike the airy fairy and cheesy takes from Atherton or Gower.

 

Very strange of you then to say Carberry's lost the plot.

that is true. i didn't mean to be so dismissive, and you're right, we should pay extra attention to Carberry. if you want to bring about change you need to carry people with you. forgiveness and proof you have changed is still a basic principle most reasonable people can live with. Carberry is falling foul of that principle by saying players like Robinson should be weeded out and thrown on the scrap heap. then again maybe Carberry didn't quite mean that and he has a right to speak passionately.

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17 hours ago, WC2011INDIA said:

So now they will suspend Buttler and Morgan?

Stupid ECB. Stupid rules.

LOL if you think they are going to suspend Buttler and Morgan unless it is for some meaningless T20i match against Afghanistan or something.

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4 hours ago, GeeGaw said:

India needs a superstar with a thick redneck accent.

Pitch reporter:  "India wins the toss, what is your decision?"

Billy Ray Kumar:  "Yearrrh, we fixin' to bat." Proceeds to spit a sizable chew out on to the ground beside the pitch

 

good attempt , i added some value..

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I think ECB has taken correct decision. It gives correct message to every budding cricketer and even other sportsperson and bodies that you can not represent England if you were a racist bigot while a teen.

 

Its unfair to Ollie but when Sports in England and world in general is so much plagued by racism, sometimes you need to make example. I think icfers need to understand larger context that main sport for England is Football and when fans make monkey chants in stadium targeting a black player, or sing “I’d rather be a P A-KI then Turk” then they may realise that something needs to be done.

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20 hours ago, mishra said:

I think ECB has taken correct decision. It gives correct message to every budding cricketer and even other sportsperson and bodies that you can not represent England if you were a racist bigot while a teen. better delete all your offensive tweets before making your debut.

I made the proper correction for you.  If a guy can bowl express pace with swing ECB doesn't give a crap if he's racist or not; just don't get caught being racist.

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