Jack Brooks was investigated by Somerset for tweets sent in 2012; two separate messages included racist language; Brooks says: “I acknowledge that the language used in two tweets I made in 2012 was unacceptable and I deeply regret using it”
Last Updated: 18/11/21 11:43am
Jack Brooks has been reprimanded by Somerset and will be required to undergo training on diversity over historical tweets that included racist language.
Somerset revealed on Thursday morning they were investigating allegations regarding the 37-year-old fast bowler over social media posts made before he joined the county.
Brooks tweeted “Cheers N****” to Tymal Mills in 2012 in response to Mills tweeting about England winning a series in Sri Lanka.
He sent an identical tweet to cricketer Stewart Laudat, also in 2012.
Brooks has previously acknowledged “the language used in two tweets I made in 2012 was unacceptable and I deeply regret using it”.
He added: “I unreservedly apologise for any offence caused to anybody who may have seen these tweets.”
Later on Thursday, Somerset said they had decided to reprimand Brooks, remind him of his responsibilities and require him to participate in extensive training on Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity.
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