7 Jun 2021

UK government faces questions over its handling of racism in sport

When historical racist and sexist tweets posted by England bowler Ollie Robinson came to light, the England and Wales Cricket Board suspended him from the team and he apologised.

But today, Culture and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden weighed in, describing the suspension as “over the top”.

The government has also chosen not to condemn the fans who booed as England’s football players who took the knee ahead of their match last night.