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Second England player found to have made offensive tweet at the age of 15

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20 hours ago, goose said:

 

what else could they do. they literally wore and paraded anti racism t shirts before the match started. they can't just let it slide. suspension pending investigation is the right action in my view.

 

Backed themselves into a corner - its not Ollie's fault but the ECB is under the gun for legally liable issues like the retired umpire's discrimination etc, so they are forced to ensure they avoid a perception of inaction in the face of 'new' issues as they crop up.  Poor Ollie got crucified because of that.

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7 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Backed themselves into a corner - its not Ollie's fault but the ECB is under the gun for legally liable issues like the retired umpire's discrimination etc, so they are forced to ensure they avoid a perception of inaction in the face of 'new' issues as they crop up.  Poor Ollie got crucified because of that.

he's paying a price for those horrendous tweets. it's ok to feel sorry for him, but we have to consider the victims of racism too, not least Moeen and Jofra who have been targets of racism before.  let them check there's no further poor behaviour, and he can return.

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12 minutes ago, goose said:

he's paying a price for those horrendous tweets. it's ok to feel sorry for him, but we have to consider the victims of racism too, not least Moeen and Jofra who have been targets of racism before.  let them check there's no further poor behaviour, and he can return.

oh I'm not glossing over the real issues that exist, or his stupidity.  

 

But I do not think retroactive punishment like this is the way forward.  Let's call a spade a spade, his 'suspension' is primarily an act of CYA by a scared corporate entity that isn't ready to actually address the issue, but is desperately trying to 'manage' the risk.  

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Yes, caught in a perfect storm. The BLM movement made it way across atlantic, the refusal of ENG team to take the knee last season made it urgent for ECB to pull some equivalent gimmick, the revelations at a few counties like Yorkshire, and the fact that ENG team going forward will have more diverse participation and therefore more scrutiny in how non-white players are treated - odious ollie was caught in a swirl of all of the above. Timed it beautifully too right after that moment of unity charade.

 

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22 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

Yes, caught in a perfect storm. The BLM movement made it way across atlantic, the refusal of ENG team to take the knee last season made it urgent for ECB to pull some equivalent gimmick, the revelations at a few counties like Yorkshire, and the fact that ENG team going forward will have more diverse participation and therefore more scrutiny in how non-white players are treated - odious ollie was caught in a swirl of all of the above. Timed it beautifully too right after that moment of unity charade.

 

 

The BLM movement wouldn't have been as strong as it is today had it not been for the internet. Through the internet, news spreads like fire on petrol and most people end up participating in political issues without understanding the cultural and social context of the issues.

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