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Trevor Sinclair: Simon Jordan shares regret over now-deleted Queen tweet – ‘Not a racist’ | Football | Sport

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Simon Jordan has declared that his talkSPORT colleague Trevor Sinclair is “not a racist” after the previous England international landed himself in hot water following a controversial tweet. Shortly after reports emerged confirming the tragic passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Sinclair took to Twitter to lift a deeply concerning and offensive viewpoint that was not perceived well by online users of the social media platform.

The now-deleted post read: “Racism was outlawed in England within the ’60s & its been allowed to thrive so why should black & brown mourn!! #queen.”

Sinclair’s employers talkSPORT immediately distanced themselves from the post, responding: “We’ve been attempting to make contact with Trevor Sinclair following opinions expressed on his Twitter account.

“talkSPORT doesn’t support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.”

The web witch-hunt, which has already seen Sinclair deactivate his Twitter account, has already begun as talkSPORT listeners threatened to show their back on the radio station by tweeting; #BoycottTalkSPORT.

READ MORE: Trevor Sinclair deletes Twitter account as talkSPORT investigate post about Queen’s death

“There might be a cancel culture piling in now. I responded to Trevor with a tweet but I sort of regretted it to some extent because I wish I text him direct. It was a response for me to say ‘oh no Trevor, this just isn’t appropriate.'”

Sinclair’s radio colleague Jordan was one in every of the primary to decorate the disgraced former West Ham, Manchester City and QPR midfielder down, replying online: “Trev. I’m really unsure that’s an appropriate thought, let alone tweet. The country has lost a really significant person and respect and value needs to be the overriding sentiments not division!”

Jordan has since clarified his position on the ordeal, making it clear that he doesn’t consider Sinclair is a racist.

“I didn’t bottle anything. I said I abhor the opinion, disagree with its content absolutely,” Jordan said on Twitter, responding to a fan who questioned his defence of Sinclair.

“I said it’s timing was appalling. But I detest cancel culture and I won’t be an advocate for it. I disagree with him vehemently, but I do know him you don’t … he isn’t a racist.”

The fan was referencing a lengthy rant by Jordan, through which he highlighted that Sinclair had made a horrific mistake.

Jordan said on air: “I’m not the form of individual that feels the have to be unnecessarily patronising towards someone or defending the indefensible.

“My first response to Trevor’s tweet was of great disappointment. You could have a view, I believe it is a misguided view.

“Because when you’re going to argue that racism was outlawed within the Nineteen Sixties then you definately would know that society has treated it with great value.

“But to place a tweet out with that content at the moment was to my mind, deeply inappropriate.

“Individuals are allowed to have their views and there are those who will hold that view – that they didn’t hold any great attachment to the monarchy.

“I find myself in a really conflicting position because I abhor the view but I do know the person, I do know Trevor as an individual. We have had many robust arguments and debates which have all the time ended with an agreement to disagree.

“I’m not an apologist for Trevor Sinclair, he could have come from a background in his life where he would have been faced with things painted on partitions like no blacks, no dogs, no Irish.

“But to place a tweet up like that when a novel moment has happened within the country disillusioned me greatly. It isn’t where Trevor Sinclair should wish to be, he’s a greater man than that.

“There might be a cancel culture piling in now. I responded to Trevor with a tweet but I sort of regretted it to some extent because I wish I text him direct. It was a response for me to say ‘oh no Trevor, this just isn’t appropriate.'”

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