Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, August 8. A life very close to football, delivering the World Cup in 1966 to Bobby Moore in the only conquest of England in an orbital event, and was closely related to London clubs such as Arsenal and West Ham, so much so that, although he never revealed her affinity for the ‘Gunners’, after her death it came to light that she was indeed a fan of the London red team.
Obviously, England found the support of clubs that mourned the death of Elizabeth II, and more than sensible to point out that the seventh day of the Premier League was not played on the weekend of September 10. However, this decision did not go down well with the fans of the most competitive league in the world.
The controversy will always be present for those decisions, but it was unleashed much stronger by a former British player. Trevor Sinclair played for Blackpool, West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City, Cardiff City, and was lucky enough to make twelve appearances for the national team. Now at 49 years old, he is dedicated to television in TalkSPORT.
In fact, that channel was shocked by a harsh message that Trevor Sinclair posted on his social networks. The black-skinned Sinclair exploded against Queen Elizabeth II because she claimed that, in her 70-year reign, she had done absolutely nothing to counter racism in England. The former soccer player questioned her by posting a controversial tweet, “Racism was banned in England in the 60s and has been allowed to flourish, why should black and brown people cry? #Queen”.
The criticisms were immediate, and the footballer’s followers exploded against his tweet. So much so that his colleagues at TalkSPORT spoke about it, and he had to delete the message, in fact, he blocked access to his account. The channel manifested itself, reproaching Sinclair’s attitude, “we have been trying to contact Trevor Sinclair following the opinions expressed on his Twitter account, talkSPORT does not support those opinions expressed and is investigating the matter”.
Not only did TalkSPORT criticize the former player, as a teammate of his, Simon Jordan commented, “Trev, I’m really not sure this is an appropriate thought, let alone a tweet. England has lost a very important person. The value must be the primordial feelings, not the division!” Olympic athlete Kelly Sotherton also took issue with Sinclair’s message, “You should be ashamed of yourself… I don’t have any other words that are appropriate.”