Eoin Morgan clears air on historic tweets, alleges things "taken out of context"
Eoin Morgan is the reigning limited-overs skipper for England and has been on the radar of the ECB over possible racist tweets in the past. However, he has cleared the air on the same, stating that things have been taken "out of context".
England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan is undoubtedly one of the top English cricketers of the modern day. However, his past deed has seemingly come to haunt him.
He has been alleged to have posted racist tweets in the past. Consequently, it has drawn the attention of the England and Wales Cricket Board, as he is being investigated for a possible violation of ECB's conduct.
However, Morgan has cleared the air on the same, stating that things have been taken out of context. It was alleged that Morgan had racially abused the Indians by the term 'Sir', while Morgan has indicated that it was a sign of admiration.
"I don't really reflect on it a lot. If I call somebody 'sir' on social media or anywhere around the world, it's a sign of admiration and respect. If that's taken out of context, there's nothing I can control or do about it. So, I haven't actually looked into it," he said during a press conference, reports ESPNCricinfo.
As per the screenshots shared, Morgan was joined by wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler in the Twitter conversation that read, "I always reply sir, no1 else like me like you like me." In another tweet, Morgan had told Buttler, "Sir, you're my favourite batsman.", while Brendon McCullum also joined them.
ECB has been conducting investigations on possible historic racist tweets by the cricketers. It comes after the ECB suspended pacer Ollie Robinson for the same reason. Furthermore, although Morgan and Buttler are regular players in the Indian Premier League, it would hardly affect their participation in IPL 2021 unless they are found seriously guilty or banned by the ECB.
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