We’ve got more blurry screenshots.
It’s over for him.
It will soon be over for everyone.
England and Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation following historical tweets he posted in 2012 and 2013.
Robinson will not be available for selection for the second Test against New Zealand starting at Edgbaston on Thursday, June 10. He will now leave the England camp immediately and return to his county.
The fast bowler said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” as he apologised “unreservedly” for the posts, made in 2012 and 2013, which were unearthed on Wednesday as he made his Test debut at Lord’s.
Robinson, now 27, was the pick of England’s bowlers against New Zealand as he took seven wickets in the drawn first match of the two-Test series, while he also scored 42 runs at Lord’s.
Prior to the opening day’s play of the first Test of the English summer England and New Zealand shared a ‘Moment of Unity’, with the hosts wearing T-shirts designed as a stand against discrimination of all kinds.
Speaking on Robinson after England held on to draw the first Test, captain Joe Root said: “From a performance point of view, on the field, he’s had an exceptional debut. With regards to the stuff that has happened off the field, it’s not acceptable within our game – we all know that.
“He has dealt with a huge array of emotions over this last week and he has got to learn some hard lessons.
“He addressed the dressing room, and media outlets, straight away, he fronted up to it. He showed a lot of remorse from that point onwards.
An apology is nice.
But it simply isn’t enough.
You have to pay the price as blood oaths were always paid – using blood.
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.
— Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) June 7, 2021
No one is going to be thinking about anything again – ever.
It’s over for everyone.
We are shutting down racists, we are shutting down jokesters – the jig is up.