England and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan is in discussion due to the controversial tweet made about Indian fans. Morgan broke the silence on the whole matter for the first time and dismissed the allegations of racism. Morgan says his tweet has been misinterpreted.
Many players associated with England cricket have been battling allegations of racism for the last one month. The controversy started with the racist tweets made to Ollie Robinson in 2012-13. The ECB, however, took action against Robinson and suspended him from international cricket.
But soon after this incident, the tweets of Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler went viral on social media. Both these players were making fun of Indians by using the word Sir in their tweets.
However, Morgan has claimed not to pay attention to these things before the limited overs series against Sri Lanka. Morgan has described the word sir as respectable. The England captain said, “If I say sir on social media or anywhere in the world, it is a sign of appreciation or respect.”
Morgan claims to ignore controversy
Morgan claims that his tweet has been misinterpreted. “If it’s presented in a distorted way, I can’t control it or do anything about it,” Morgan said. That’s why I didn’t pay attention to it.
Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum also reportedly joined the conversation later. KKR had talked about investigation in this matter. Not only this, the BCCI has also said that both the players should apologize for this.
Butler and Morgan both play in the Indian Premier League. Butler plays for Rajasthan Royals while Morgan is the captain of Knight Riders.
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