London: Veteran England fast bowler James Anderson has said that the team has unanimously accepted Ollie Robinson’s apology for his racial and sexist tweets as a teenager nine years ago, and the suspended pacer has to be handed over to the team. has full support.
Robinson got support
Robinson, who took seven wickets in his Test debut against New Zealand last week, has been suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the governing body of cricket in the country, for his objectionable tweets from 2012-13. Robinson, however, has publicly apologized unconditionally for those tweets.
Talking to the British media, Anderson supported Ollie Robinson. Asked whether the team has accepted Robinson’s apology or whether some players are still uneasy about it, Anderson said, “No, I think it has been accepted”.
He apologized in front of everyone and you can see how disappointed he was and as a group we appreciate that he is a changed person now. Since then he has matured a lot and has the full support of the team.
British politicians have also backed Robinson on the issue, asking the ECB to reconsider the decision to suspend the fast bowler because he made a mistake years ago as a teenager.
These tweets surfaced last Wednesday, the first day of Robinson’s Test debut at Lord’s.
When asked about the impact of the player’s suspension on the team, Anderson said, ‘I think it is a difficult time. I think as a team we are trying to learn from it’.