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Ollie Robinson forced to apologise following vile racist and sexist tweets from England cricket debutant’s past emerge



OLLIE ROBINSON faces disciplinary action after being forced to apologise for revolting racist and sexist tweets from his past.

The offensive posts, which came to light on Robinson’s first day as an England player, were made in 2012 when he was 18.


Racist and sexist tweets from Ollie Robinson’s past have emerged[/caption]

Robinson used the n-word and another tweet said: “My new muslim friend is the bomb #wheeyyyyy.”

There were also sexist comments about ‘females who play video games actually tend to have more sex’.

On the field, Robinson impressed with two of the three wickets as New Zealand reached 246-3 by the close of day one of the First Test at Lord’s. Kiwi debutant Devon Conway finished 136 not out.

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison warned: “I do not have the words to express how disappointed I am that an England men’s player has chosen to write tweets of this nature, however long ago that might have been.

“Any person reading those words, particularly a woman or person of colour, would take away an image of cricket and cricketers that is completely unacceptable. We are better than this.

“We have a zero-tolerance stance to any form of discrimination and there are rules in place that handle conduct of this nature. We will initiate a full investigation as part of our disciplinary process.”

The historical tweets could not have been more embarrassing for England because they were discovered on a day when before play the players had a ‘moment of unity’.

This involved wearing t-shirts standing against all forms of discrimination, including racism and sexism.


The 27-year-old has apologised for the vile tweets[/caption]

Robinson, who did not realise the posts were still on his timeline, read a statement, which said: “On the biggest day of my career so far, I am embarrassed by the racist and sexist tweets that I posted over eight years ago which have today become public.

“I want to make it clear that I’m not racist and I’m not sexist. I deeply regret my actions and I am ashamed of making such remarks.

“I was thoughtless and irresponsible and, regardless of my state of mind at the time, my actions were inexcusable. Since that period, I have matured as a person and fully regret the tweets.

“Today should be about my efforts on the field and the pride of making my Test debut for England but my thoughtless behaviour in the past has tarnished this.

“Over the past few years, I have worked hard to turn my life around. I have considerably matured as an adult.

“The work and education I have gained personally from the PCA, my county Sussex and the England cricket team have helped me to come to terms and gain a deep understanding of being a responsible professional cricketer.

“I would like to unreservedly apologise to anyone I have offended, my team-mates and the game as a whole in what has been a day of action and awareness in combatting discrimination from our sport.

“I don’t want something that happened eight years ago to diminish the efforts of my team-mates and the ECB as they continue to build meaningful action with their comprehensive initiatives and efforts, which I fully endorse and support.

“I will continue to educate myself, look for advice and work with the support network that is available to me to learn more about getting better in this area. I am sorry and I have certainly learned my lesson today.”

Robinson was made aware of the furore after play and a crisis meeting involving England supremo Ashley Giles and head coach Chris Silverwood urged Robinson to offer his mea culpa.

Robinson was sacked by Yorkshire in 2014 for ‘unprofessional conduct’ but has rebuilt his career with huge success at Sussex.

He plays along several black players at Hove, including England stars Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan.


Uefa threatened Denmark with 3-0 loss if they did not come back to play Finland match after Christian Eriksen’s collapse




UEFA threatened Denmark with a 3-0 loss if they failed to complete their match with Finland, Peter Schmeichel revealed.

Their match was stopped just before half-time when Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.


Demark’s players were threatened with a 3-0 defeat if they did not come back and finish their match with Finland[/caption]

He required CPR before being taken to hospital, where it was confirmed he was awake and stable following his cardiac arrest.

The Group B match was suspended but the teams returned to the pitch at 7.30pm to play out the remainder as Finland won 1-0.

Uefa said it was under Eriksen’s request they finished it off.

But former Danish goalkeeper Schmeichel, whose son Kasper was in goal on Saturday, revealed his nation would have forfeited the match if they didn’t complete it either on Saturday night or Sunday.

He told GMB: “They said the players insisted on playing. I know that not to be the truth. Or that’s how you see the truth.

“They were left with three options. One was to play immediately and get the last 50 minutes played.

“The next one was to come in yesterday at 12 noon and finish the 50 minutes.

“And the third option was to forfeit the game and lose 3-0.

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“So, you know, work it out for yourself. Is it the players’ wish to play? Did they have any choice really? I don’t think they had.

“And as you can hear from yesterday’s press conference, the coach seriously regrets putting the players back on the pitch.”

Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand slammed Uefa for the ‘tough choice’ they were given regarding when to resume the game.

He said: “I think it was the wrong thing to make the decision between the two scenarios in this case.

“The players didn’t know if they lost their best friend and they had to decide [whether to play].

It was wrong the players were put in this situation

Kasper Hjulmand

“I have a feeling we shouldn’t have played, to just get on the bus and go home and see what the next days brought.

“It was a tough message that the players had to try and make a decision. I have a sense that it was wrong the players were put in this situation.

“I am really proud to be the coach of a team that responded the way they did.

“Football showed its best face. Team spirit, compassion and love is what football is really about.”

He also added some of his players will not be ready mentally to play on for the rest of the tournament as they process the shock of Saturday’s events.

SunSport has contacted Uefa for comment.


Peter Schmeichel appeared on GMB to discuss the tragic events[/caption]


His son Kasper was in goal for the Danish side managed by Kasper Hjulmand[/caption]

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UFC star Nate Diaz’s future up-in-air as Dana White admits he does not know what’s next for him after Leon Edwards loss




UFC president Dana White admits he doesn’t know what the future holds for Nate Diaz following his bloody defeat to Leon Edwards.

Fan favourite Diaz, 36, suffered a unanimous decision defeat to the Birmingham bruiser last weekend at UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona.

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Nate Diaz suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Leon Edwards at UFC 263[/caption]


Nate Diaz eats a nasty lead elbow from Leon Edwards[/caption]

The Ultimate Fighter season five winner is now on a two-fight skid and has lost three of his last five octagon outings.

White has no idea what makes sense for the Stockton slugger’s next fight, saying: “I don’t know (what’s next).

“He’s a fan-favorite, people love him win, lose, or draw. I don’t know. We’ll see what’s next.”

Diaz was expertly picked apart by Edwards for four straight rounds before rallying late in the fifth and coming close to finishing the fight.

And White was thoroughly impressed by the resilience shown by the former lightweight title challenger, who suffered two horrific cuts to his head.

He said: “His leg was done in the first round, he went five rounds taking leg kicks, bleeding out of both sides of his head,


Nate Diaz rallied late in the fifth and came close to finishing Leon Edwards[/caption]

“One was squirting this way, one way squirting this way. He was still doing what the Diaz brothers do.

“He was working the whole fight to get into his head and try to make him make a mistake, and then he eventually caught him in the fifth round.

“He’s unbelievable. He’s gonna be asking us for a six-round fight next time.”

The beloved Diaz was left lamenting what could’ve been a spectacular upset after the final buzzer.

He said: “I had hard time getting going all day today – all month long.

“I got a cut in training about a month ago and I had a really good flow going in training. I think it slowed my whole momentum down.


A bloodied Nate Diaz flexes before resuming battle with Leon Edwards[/caption]

“Congratulations to Leon. I wish I would’ve took his ass the f**k out. I want to say congratulations to everyone for the support, I appreciate it.

“It’s the Nick Diaz, we’re lions out here – my whole team. I appreciate the love and the support from everybody – the whole army and all the fans. Thanks to Arizona for the love.”

Edwards – who is now unbeaten in his last ten – was stunned by Diaz’s durability, saying: “I hit him with everything but the kitchen sink.
“So fair play to Nate. He gained my respect.

“I think I switched off in the last minute and I got caught by the backhand. It was it was it.

“I’m young, I’m 29 years old. I’m still learning, I’m still growing. I’m looking forward to a title shot.”

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Christian Eriksen talks for first time since Denmark star’s cardiac arrest and says ‘I want to understand what happened’




DENMARK ace Christian Eriksen has spoken for the first time since his cardiac arrest on Saturday.

The 29-year-old said he feels better but wants to ‘understand what happened’.

Christian Eriksen has sent a message to the public for the first time since his cardiac arrest on Saturday

The Denmark ace said he feels better but wants to understand what happened to him[/caption]

Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland in Copnhagen on Saturday.

He needed 13 minutes of intense medical treatment – including CPR and defibrillator shocks – but was thankfully stretchered off the pitch awake soon after.

It was confirmed on Sunday the former Tottenham man had suffered a cardiac arrest but was stable.

And he has now sent a brief message to the public in quotes reported by Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.

Eriksen said: “Thank you all, I won’t give up. I feel better now but I want to understand what happened.

“I want to say thank you for all you did for me.”

Eriksen’s friend and agent Martin Schoots also added: “We spoke this morning [Sunday].

“He joked, he was in a good mood, I found him fine. We all want to understand what happened to him, he wants to do it too: the doctors are carrying out in-depth examinations, it will take time.

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“He was happy because he understood how much love is around. Messages have reached him from all over the world.

“And he was particularly impressed by those of the Inter world: not only the team-mates he heard through the chat, but also the fans.

“Christian doesn’t give up. He and his family want to send their thanks to everyone.

“Half the world has contacted us, everyone was worried.

“Now he just has to rest, with him are his wife and parents. Also tomorrow [Monday] he will remain under observation, perhaps even on Tuesday.

“But in any case he wants to cheer on his team-mates against Belgium.”

Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand slammed Uefa on Sunday for giving his players a tough decision to make.

The Danes were told they could either resume the match on Saturday night or restart it on Sunday at noon.

But the 49-year-old said the decision to continue at all was wrong.

Eriksen’s team-mate and Barcelona forward Martin Braiththwaite said it was one of the scariest moments of his life.

His fellow attacker at Inter Romelu Lukaku said the incident had a major impact on Belgium’s dressing room before their 3-0 win over Russia in Group B.

And former Tottenham team-mate Son Heung-min paid a tribute of his own after scoring for South Korea.

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Distraught Danish players formed a circle around Eriksen after he collapsed

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