Connect with us

Sports

Yorkshire mocked after posting ‘ironic’ tweet promoting anti-racism message

Published

on


Yorkshire has come under criticism online after posting what appeared to be an innocent tweet promoting a local anti-racism campaign.

The tweet, posted on Wednesday afternoon, read: “Hatred has no place in Leeds! Find out more about what’s happening in the city during National Hate Crime Awareness Week” with a link to the Leeds City Council website.

While there was no criticism of the message’s content, a number of social media users pointed to the irony of the message’s timing. Last week, Azeem Rafiq released a statement with page-worthy questions to Yorkshire in response to the county’s statement about their investigation into alleged racism at the club.

In August 2020, Rafiq outlined his experiences of racism in Yorkshire in an interview with Wisden.com. When the allegations were presented to Yorkshire, the club chose not to comment on their former captain’s claims. Only after a subsequent conversation with ESPNcricinfoIn which Rafiq revealed he was about to commit suicide during his time with the county, Yorkshire promised to investigate his allegations.

In September 2021, 13 months after Rafiq’s first interview with Wisden.com, Yorkshire released a statement summarizing the findings of the investigation, in which she admitted that Rafiq was the victim of racial abuse during his time at the club. They also refused to publish the report in full. Several allegations made by Rafiq were confirmed. These include:

– Prior to 2010, the panel found that there were three separate incidents of racist language being used by former players deemed racial harassment.

– Before 2012, a former coach regularly used racist language.

– During his second stint in Yorkshire between 2016 and 2018, jokes were made about religion that made individuals feel uncomfortable about their religious practices.

– During his second stint at the club, a former player made references to Rafiq’s weight and fitness as bullying.

– When Rafiq raised concerns about racism in August 2018, the club failed to follow its own policies or investigate these allegations.

A statement from a Rafiq spokesperson questioned the transparency of the investigation, stressed that without Rafiq receiving the full report, he would not be able to point out any possible inaccuracies and disputed Yorkshire’s claim that his few releases from the club were entirely due to cricket reasons. Yorkshire has not yet publicly responded to Rafiq’s questions. BBC Sports reported today that Rafiq recently received a “heavily edited” copy of the study.

It is in that context that Yorkshire’s tweet was the subject of investigation, with many users calling on the county to release the report. The most ‘liked’ response to the tweet was a comment that read, “This is insanely unwise.”

The message received a response from Rafiq himself.

James Buttler, a journalist behind The Cricket Badger Podcast and social media account Rafiq interviewed last year tweeted: “Maybe get your own house in order first, huh? It has been challenged. It was reported three years ago. Release the report. Actions speak more than PR stunts.”

Sources

1/ https://Google.com/

2/ https://wisden.com/stories/county-cricket/yorkshire-mocked-after-posting-ironic-tweet-promoting-anti-racism-message

The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos