Yorkshire suspends coach Andrew Gale for historic tweet | Locust

Yorkshire, who have been rocked by allegations of institutional racism at the club made by former player Azeem Rafiq, added that cricket manager Martyn Moxon was absent from work due to “stress-related illness”.

Yorkshire has suspended coach Andrew Gale as part of an investigation into a tweet he sent in 2010, the club said in a statement on Tuesday.

Yorkshire, who have been rocked by allegations of institutional racism at the club made by former player Azeem Rafiq, added that cricket manager Martyn Moxon was absent from work due to “stress-related illness”.

“We can confirm that Yorkshire First XI coach Andrew Gale is currently on hold pending a disciplinary hearing following a landmark tweet,” the Yorkshire said in a statement.

The Jewish News reported that Gale, then captain of the club, sent a tweet containing an anti-Semitic insult. Gale told the Jewish News he was “completely unaware” of the offensive nature of the term when he sent the message, which was deleted shortly after it was published.

Yorkshire have also confirmed that the club have shared a copy of the report on Rafiq’s allegations with England’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Department.

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