England batting coach Graham Thorpe says the cricket board may review his social media history before selecting players after Ollie Robinson’s old post on sexism and racism has surfaced.
The 27-year-old Robinson, who made his Test debut against New Zealand on Wednesday, sparked controversy when his posts on Twitter about gender discrimination and racism became a topic of discussion on social media in 2012-13.
Thorpe commented on the matter, saying that more efforts would
“This is clearly a matter that needs to be looked into so that things like yesterday don’t happen again,” he told the BBC. Robinson later apologized for the posts he wrote as a teenager.
Thorpe said the pacer was aware of his mistake and apologized for his act in the dressing room as well. “We had to support him in our dressing room. Yesterday was a very difficult day for him. He apologized in the dressing room and apologized to the world. It was very difficult for him from that point of view but he knew he had made a mistake.
Robinson took four for 75 in New Zealand’s first innings. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is investigating Robinson’s actions.