World Cup-winning England captain Eoin Morgan and vice-captain Jos Buttler
are under investigation by the England and Wales Cricket Board over their
alleged tweets mocking Indians surfaced on social media.
Morgan and Buttler are well known England stars who also have lucrative Indian
Premier League contracts
NSL understands it’s their old posts from 2017 and 2018 where they appear to mimic
Indian people saying ‘Sir’, that is under investigation.
Buttler reportedly says: “I always reply sir no1 else like me like you like me” while
Morgan says in a message to Buttler: “Sir you’re my favorite batsman”.
Some posts have now been deleted but the original context of them is unclear, the report
Both 2019 World Cup winners Buttler and Morgan are global stars and play in the Indian
Premier League. Buttler, 30, is one of Rajasthan Royals’ best players while Morgan, 34,
captains the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The latest probe comes after the ECB suspended Robinson for historic racist and sexist
The fast bowler made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s last week when the
posts came to light.
Robinson, 27, finished the five-day game before being banned pending an investigation.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the ECB had
gone too far in their punishment.
Culture Secretary Dowden said: “Ollie Robinson’s tweets were offensive and wrong.
“They are also a decade old and written by a teenager. The teenager is now a man and
has rightly apologised.
“The ECB has gone over the top by suspending him and should think again.”
“As Dowden set out, these were comments made more than a decade ago written by
someone as a teenager and for which they’ve rightly apologized.”