IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR’s) Eoin Morgan and Brendon McCullum could be facing heat from their IPL franchise after their old Tweets emerged mocking the Indian accent. Two England players (Morgan and Jos Butler) and ex-Kiwi cricketer and McCullum recently came under the radar for making discriminatory Tweets in the past.
Both cricketers are big names in IPL with Morgan also captaining the Kolkata Knight Riders. Buttler, the current England vice-captain, plays for Rajasthan Royals.
“We don’t know enough about it to comment at this time. Let’s wait for the process to be completed to get all the facts before we jump to any conclusions.”
Just to reiterate, the Knight Riders organisation has ‘zero tolerance’ for any sort of discrimination,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore told Cricbuzz on Wednesday night.
IPL 2021: In a social media exchange of 2018, Morgan, the captain of England white-ball team, and Jos Buttler, the England wicketkeeper, were engaged in an exchange in which they used the word ‘Sir’ to mock Indian fans.
The two were later joined by McCullum. Some of those involved have apparently taken down the posts but the screenshots of their exchange have already surfaced. The social media posts has now come back to haunt a few overseas Indian Premier League (IPL) stalwarts.
“Although there are questions over the precise context of the tweets, they were written at a time when Buttler and Morgan were established England players and have caused offence on social media,” a report in UK Telegraph said about the two English players’ Twitter comments.