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Jofra Archer condemns racist abuse on social media

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Mar, 2020. 10:53 am
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Jofra Archer

England seamer Jofra Archer said racism should be addressed properly after he had received racist messages on Instagram.

Jofra Archer faced racist abuse in the past, notably during the second Test defeat by New Zealand last year.

A spectator subsequently banned from international and domestic matches in New Zealand for two years.

Archer said it beggared belief people could post such hateful things.

“I will never understand how people feel so freely to say these things to another human being,” he said.

“Have given a lot of thought about reacting to this.

I hope that no one else has to deal with stuff like this on a regular basis, it isn t ever acceptable and should be addressed properly in my opinion.”

‘It isn’t ever acceptable’, says Jofra Archer over racism

Jofra in just seven Test matches since making his debut last year has taken 30 wickets including three five-wicket hauls.

Archer presently recovered from a stress fracture of his right elbow.

But, it seems as the future point man for England pace bowling with Stuart Broad set to turn 34 in June.

The Barbados-born Sussex star also held his nerve when he bowled the decisive Super Over that saw England edge New Zealand in the World Cup final last year.

Earlier, Jofra Archer tweeted a link to a YouTube video which accused him of pulling “race card nonsense” regarding the abuse he suffered in New Zealand.

“This is the most rubbish I’ve ever seen on the internet and it makes me sick to my stomach,” he said in the tweet.

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