Amidst the racist tweets from England debutant Ollie Robinson, a tweet by Jos Buttler has resurfaced on Twitter, due to which many Indian fans are furious over the English wicket-keeper batsman. In 2017, Jos Buttler had replied in a tweet to his teammates Alex Hales, where he had mocked Indian fans, who are always hoping to get a reply from their cricketing idols.
In the tweet, Buttler had written: “I always reply sir no1 else like me like u like me.” While this tweet must’ve been posted on a lighter note, the Indian fans seemed to have gotten furious over this ‘mocking of Indian fans’ English’ from their favorite Jos Buttler.
Jos Buttler has always loved India and his affection towards the country and the fans has been evident through his social media postings and his interviews during his stint with Rajasthan Royals. However, these old tweets have sent the social media on frenzy, questioning the ‘soft racist’ behavior of Jos Buttler.
The English wicket-keeper batsman played for Mumbai Indians in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Indian Premier League and in 2018, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for a INR 4.4 crore. Buttler made his mark in the tournament in the year as he became only the second batsman in the IPL history to register a fifty-plus score in five consecutive matches.
He was retained by the franchise in the 2019 edition and since then, he has been a regular feature in their playing XI. He, along with Ben Stokes, have proved to be the most important players for the franchise. In the first half of IPL 2021, Buttler scored his maiden IPL and T20 century, against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi. His numbers in that knock were 124 runs from just 56 balls.
Here are some tweets condemning the act from Jos Buttler:
If I see any Indians fawning over him anymore, I will go mad.
Forget the racism part. This is ungratefulness and shamelessness. Indian fans give you all the adulation. The IPL pays you many times more money than all your other earning.
And yet you piss on Indian fans! https://t.co/uAVz9iYVUM
— Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (@wildcardgyan) June 4, 2021
These people don’t even consider it racism. They simply think they are superior people and others are second rate.
This is superiority complex and superiority complex can only be dealt with complete disdain. Not by getting defensive and saying English is not our language etc. https://t.co/F2mLTOxAJY
— IPL 2021 (@iplthebest) June 4, 2021
There’s a reason why I can’t support England in anything https://t.co/5YhBpidlaF
— sap (@sapplesat) June 4, 2021
So these guys earn millions from India and in return mock India. And colonial mindset ridden Indians glorify them at the expense of their own superstars. https://t.co/b6smKRXwTW
— Yash Mittal 🇮🇳 (@im_yash2307) June 4, 2021
At 26 years of age…..😯 https://t.co/UqdhK6gkfR
— Dreamer22 (@Dreamer22_dhan) June 4, 2021
Buttler was well past 18 when he did this. https://t.co/lJzheaL2ap
— The Friendly Neighborhood Expert (@madaddie24) June 4, 2021
Aye you are trolling us naa, sir?
Much much bad sir, we are too much lovingly fans .. 😢😢😢 https://t.co/DAtpwjj7gE
— Sumeet Mishra (@sumeetmish) June 4, 2021
— Vishal Vardhan (@vishal_vardhan) June 4, 2021
— अंकित ‘ममता’ त्यागी 🚩🇮🇳 (@sh_atyagi) June 4, 2021
Ironically, Indians were sending hearts and laughs to this comment in 2017. https://t.co/paujUYSVKN
— The Beautiful game (@Leg_Gully) June 4, 2021
Lets wait and see, whoever wanted Ollie out of the team for racism would be okay with Buttler being dropped from the team for T20WC / IPL. https://t.co/n339UJfCc0
— Second Slip (@santhosh_prn) June 4, 2021
Soft racism? https://t.co/cGQOdvQxhT
— Jashan. (@jashanism) June 4, 2021
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