Robinsons Suspension Is “Over the Top” UK PM Says
Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, is “supportive” of Oliver Dowden, the country’s Culture Secretary, who described the ECB’s suspension of Ollie Robinson “over the top.”
Reconsider Suspending Robinson
Dowden also suggested that the ECB reconsider suspending Robinson because of “offensive and wrong” comments he sent as an 18-year-old that surfaced on the day of the England fast bowler’s international debut.
England star Stuart Broad believes suspension handed to Ollie Robinson is ‘normal’ https://t.co/VuLnnZB6ki
— Times Of USA (@Timesof_Usa) June 18, 2021
Prime Minister Official Spokesperson
“The Prime Minister is supportive of the comments from Oliver Dowden that he made via tweet this morning. As Oliver Dowden set out, these were comments made more than a decade ago written by someone as a teenager, for which they’ve rightly apologized.”
England star Stuart Broad insists the suspension handed to Ollie Robinson while the ECB investigates his old tweets is ‘normal’ https://t.co/KZ7cngrJUN
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) June 17, 2021
Apologized For His Sexist And Racist Remarks
Robinson apologized for his sexist and racist remarks from over eight years ago, but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chose to ban him from international cricket until an inquiry is carried out.