Jofra Archer baffled post racial slur: The English spearhead expressed disappointment at being racially taunted on Instagram.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer recently opened up on being racially taunted on social media platform Instagram by a fan who is presumably an Indian (going by his username).
Archer shared a screenshot of one of the messages that he received during his recent live video. “Stupid what are your doing Blacky” and “Great Blacky” were the messages received by Archer on his Instagram DM.
“I given a lot of thought about reacting to this and I hope 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. I will never understand how people feel so freely to say these things to another human being it baffles me, read the Archer’s story.
Jofra Archer baffled post racial slur
It is outright unfortunate that people have the audacity to not just think but send such messages to fellow human beings.
Archer, who announced his arrival in international cricket during the ICC Cricket World Cup last year, went to make his Test debut in the subsequent Ashes series at home.
Originally from Barbados, the 24-year old right-arm fast bowler is currently recovering from a stress fracture in his elbow. It is due to the same reason that Archer was ruled out of IPL 2020.
“As a result of the injury, he has been ruled out of England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League 2020 season. He will now commence an injury rehabilitation programme with the ECB medical team with a view to be ready for the international summer campaign starting in June against West Indies in a three-match Test series,” the ECB had said in a statement last month.