The ECB made the correct decision to suspend Ollie Robinson for racist, sexist and Islamophobic tweets. What they decide to do next is critical because it sets a precedent for others to follow, writes RYAN VREDE.
Ollie Robinson will miss next week’s second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston after being suspended from all international cricket pending an investigation into racist and sexist Twitter messages, the ECB announced this past Sunday.
England debutant Ollie Robinson faces an uncertain international future after racist, sexist and Islamophobic tweets were uncovered. Those excusing it as ‘immaturity’ don’t understand the impact this has on the targets and cricket. It’s time to stop the excuses and severely punish offenders, writes RYAN VREDE.