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Donny Aries

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:03 pm
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With Robinson's suspension for tweets he posted some 8 years ago, allegedly racist & sexist, a huge can of worms has opened up.

I see another present day English cricketer is under scrutiny:
https://wisden.com/stories/news-stories/another-racist-tweet-posted-by-current-england-player-emerges

"Wisden.com have chosen to obscure the identity of the player, who had yet to turn 16 at the time."

With millions of tweets posted, over recent years and since Twitter began (2006), this could be highly explosive.

Thoughts ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:20 pm
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This could get nasty. The sooner people stop using this insidious device the better.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:39 pm
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G. Baum:

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/no-excuse-or-alibi-for-bigotry-timeout-for-twit-tweets-is-right-for-the-times-20210608-p57z57.html

"But I do know that he has grown up in a time when there is no excuse or alibi for bigotry. Cognisance of its harm must have been in his schooling. It would have been there in his cricket pathway. It’s codified in sport these days, for reference and understanding, along with warnings about social media."



D. Hopps:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/battle-lines-drawn-in-the-culture-war-as-ollie-robinson-episode-becomes-political-cricket-ball-1265740

"To its dismay, the ECB finds itself caught up in an issue which is being wilfully misrepresented by many outside the game. The prime offender is the prime minister, Boris Johnson, assisted by his underling at the ministry for digital, culture, media and sport, Oliver Dowden, who have both termed Robinson's "punishment" (actually a suspension pending an investigation) as excessive as they calculatingly seek political capital from the latest populist issue to protect their lead in the polls. The prime minister does not much care for accountability or moralising - and the opinion polls suggest that neither does the majority of the public.

But this is not about victimisation of the perpetrator. It is about protecting the real victims - the minorities who became the quarry during Robinson's sexist and racist tweets, however immature and unthinking that they may have been, and who repeatedly find such episodes socially debilitating as they seek a just and fair society."
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:48 am
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Michael Holding (about his book, not this incident):

‘If I had grown up in the UK, I would not be alive today’

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/if-i-had-grown-up-in-the-uk-i-would-not-be-alive-today-20210622-p5836a.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:26 pm
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And the excuse about youth wears a bit thin too...

Do you really need to be old and mature to get that racism is bad? Question
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:57 pm
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Ollie Robinson cleared for return to cricket after receiving fine and suspension for historic tweets

"... suspended him for eight matches - five of them suspended for two years - as well as fine him a sum of £3200.

The tweets, which were posted between 2012 and 2014, when Robinson was aged between 18 and 20, contained racist and sexist content, as well as other pejorative comments..."


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:39 pm
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Baum:

A couple of miskicks expose racist few in England’s underbelly

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/soccer/a-couple-of-mis-kicks-expose-racist-few-in-england-s-underbelly-20210713-p589c9.html


Message for whoever wrote the title: if only it were only a "few"...
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