2011 dialogue surfaces in wake of ex-cricketer’s anti-racism testimony
Rafiq, whose testimony prior to a parliamentary make a selection committee this week has pressured English cricket to confront accusations of institutional racism, added in a remark issued by way of Twitter that he had “completely no excuses” for his movements.
The trade, involving the previous Leicestershire cricketer Ateeq Javid, seems to centre round a 3rd Asian participant, then taking part in for Derbyshire, who used to be reluctant to put money into a meal.
“Hahaha he’s a Jew”, Rafiq jokes. “Probs cross after my 2nds once more ha … Best Jews do tht form of shit”.
“I used to be despatched a picture of this trade from early 2011 nowadays. I’ve long gone again to test my account and it’s me. I’ve completely no excuses,” Rafiq wrote.
“I’m ashamed of this trade and feature now deleted it in order to not motive additional offence. I used to be 19 on the time and I am hoping and imagine I’m a distinct individual nowadays. I’m extremely indignant at myself and I apologise to the Jewish neighborhood and everybody who’s rightly indignant through this.”
Rafiq’s admission follows the new suspension of Yorkshire’s head trainer, Andrew Gale, following his personal use of the anti-Semitic slur “Y*d” in a Twitter trade in 2010.
Talking within the wake of his testimony, Rafiq admitted that he used to be “now not best possible”, however that “not anything excuses racism”.