English cricket’s ruling body has gone ‘over the top’ by suspending Ollie Robinson over racist and sexist tweets, culture secretary Oliver Dowden stated on Monday morning

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English crickets ruling body has gone over the top by suspending Ollie Robinson over racist and sexist tweets said the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, on Monday morning.
Dowden said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should think again in a tweet he posted on the issue.
Englands Ollie Robinson suspended from international game for tweets
Robinson had an impressive Test debut in the draw with New Zealand at Lords, picking up seven wickets in the match and making a handy 42 with the bat.
However, the start to the pace bowlers Test career was overshadowed by the emergence of the offensive posts he sent in 2012 and 2013, when he was in his late teens.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspended Robinson on Sunday night from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation.
Ollie Robinsons tweets were offensive and wrong, Dowden posted. 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.
Ollie Robinsons 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
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