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Ex-England footballer Trevor Sinclair DELETES his tweet saying ‘black and brown’ people shouldn’t mourn the queen – and his Twitter account – as radio station talkSPORT face calls to fire him after he went AWOL
- The Queen passed away in Balmoral on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96
- Sinclair took to Twitter to say that ‘black and brown’ people shouldn’t mourn
- He believes racism ‘has been allowed to thrive’ during her reign as head of state
- Fans have since taken to social media to ask TalkSPORT to fire the expert
- TalkSPORT tries to reach the former midfielder via his now-deleted Tweet
- Full coverage: Click here to see all our coverage of the Queen’s death
Former England footballer Trevor Sinclair has deleted his tweet, saying that ‘black and brown’ people should not mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, as she allowed racism to ‘bloom’ during her reign.
Sinclair’s tweet came shortly after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death on Thursday night. Fans were quick to criticize the 49-year-old and called for TalkSPORT to fire the football pundit.
As a result, TalkSPORT has attempted to contact Sinclair, but the radio station has been unable to reach the former Manchester City midfielder following the incident.
Sinclair’s now-deleted tweet read: ‘Racism was banned in England in the 1960s and it has been allowed to thrive, so why should black and brown mourn!!’.
Former Crystal Palace owner and TalkSPORT colleague Simon Jordan was quick to respond to Sinclair, saying his Tweet was inappropriate.
He said, “Trev, I’m really not sure that’s the right thought, let alone tweeting. The country has lost a very important person and respect and value should be the prevailing feelings, not division!’.
Another former Sinclair colleague at TalkSPORT, Georgie Bingham, was equally stunned by Sinclair’s Tweet. She said, “Damn Trev. What the hell do you think?’.
Former Peterborough forward Aaron McLean also shared his disbelief on Sinclair’s Tweet. He wrote, “To say I’m confused as to why you felt the need to tweet this is an understatement.”
Trevor Sinclair deleted his tweet saying ‘black and brown’ people should not mourn the Queen
Sinclair claimed the Queen has allowed racism to ‘prosper’ in England since the 1960s
Football fans around the world were equally shocked by Sinclair’s Tweet, calling for action against the former Manchester City midfielder over his comments.
Fans took to the social media platform to say that TalkSPORT should fire Sinclair or face a boycott of their listeners.
One fan wrote: ‘Anyone who follows Trevor Sinclair, please unfollow him… he’s a disgrace… Talk Sport needs to get off’.
Sinclair’s Tweet came shortly after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death
Simon Jordan lashes out at Sinclair for his comments about the Queen after her death
Another said: ‘If Trevor Sinclair from TalkSPORT isn’t fired tomorrow, I’ll never listen to TalkSPORT again.’
While one supporter said: ‘I’m trying to call TalkSPORT to fire Trevor Sinclair, unbelievable from an ex-internationalist from England, hang your head in shame scum’.
Another fan wrote: ‘Trevor Sinclair just finished his TalkSPORT career. F****** disgusting creature of a human being.’
Before someone else added, ‘Has anyone seen Trevor Sinclair? Glad he got back under the rock he really should be under. Fortunately, P45s can now be sent via email, TalkSPORT is doing the right thing.”
Others took to the social media platform to write direct messages to Sinclair, calling him “insensitive and uneducated.”
One supporter said, ‘To Trevor Sinclair, you’re a callous, uneducated prick! The Queen devoted her life to serving this country and you draw the race card – you pathetic idiot… Show some respect, for she was above all a mother and grandmother loved by billions!’
Another added: ‘Trevor Sinclair, I thought you were a good man, a Hammer who spoke wisely and came as angry as a top man, but today you showed your true nature, sorry but your ac*** God bless our queen’.
TalkSPORT has since condemned Sinclair’s tweet, confirming that they have contacted their employee while they are investigating the matter.
They tweeted: “We have tried to contact Trevor Sinclair in response to opinions expressed on his Twitter account. TalkSPORT does not support the views expressed and is investigating the matter.’
More to follow…
WHAT SPORTS EVENTS ARE AFFECTED AFTER THE QUEEN’S DEATH?
Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Real Sociedad at Old Trafford and West Ham’s match against FCSB in the Europa Conference League at London Stadium kicked off Thursday night with pre-match tributes.
The Northern Ireland Football League has announced Friday night’s games between Cliftonville and Glentoran and Larne and Dungannon have been postponed.
The English Football League also confirmed Friday night’s Championship game between Burnley and Norwich and the League Two game between Tranmere and Stockport had been postponed, with a decision on Saturday’s game yet to be made.
Friday’s match between England and South Africa men at The Oval, along with any scheduled matches in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, will not take place.
Northampton announced the postponement of their Premiership Rugby Cup game against Saracens, scheduled for Thursday night.
The Scottish Rugby Union has postponed all domestic competitive matches this weekend as a mark of respect and the summer women’s test international between Scotland and Spain on Sunday is also cancelled.
Play has been suspended for a day at the BMW PGA Championship and there will be no play on Friday.
Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix will go ahead as planned with a minute of silence scheduled for Friday’s practice and another minute before the race.
Racing at Southwell and Chelmsford on Thursday night was discontinued. The British Horseracing Authority also announced that meetings scheduled for Friday – including the third day of the St Leger meeting in Doncaster – have also been cancelled.
The Great North Run, the largest half marathon in the world, is scheduled for Sunday. Organizers canceled the 5k sister event on Friday, with a decision on the main race on Friday.
Friday’s Tour of Britain stage was promptly canceled and later on Thursday night the remainder of the tour, which was to finish on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was called off entirely.