Former English cricket and TV presenter Ebony Rainford-Brent has shared a picture of the “disgusting” letter on social media.
The cricket community has gathered behind former England striker Ebony Rainford-Brent when he revealed a “disgusting” letter of hatred telling the broadcaster to “leave our country.”
Rainford-Brent, the first black woman to represent England, has served as an expert for Sky Sports and the BBC since retiring in 2012. In 2020, she became an outspoken advocate for the Black Lives Matter, which was awarded the Sky Sports Prize. the winning element of the movement along with the mighty Michael Holding of the West Indies.
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Thursday morning (AEDT) The 37-year-old posted a picture on Twitter a handwritten note from an anonymous source.
It reads: “White cricket culture is white culture, you stupid racist b ****!
“Who invited you to my country? Go in wonder! White culture wipes your a ** e with white toilet paper! We found you naked in Africa Ebony! Naked! Illiterate primitive! Yes primitive ebony!
“Leave our country, fool! Leave now! Go! Go today!”
Born in London, Rainford-Brent wrote in a message: “There were some letters in my time, but this one up!”
The cricket presenter received a flood of support on social media. England’s opening painter Tammy Beaumont tweeted: “This is an extremely disgusting Ebz. I’m sorry you had to get something so nasty! ”
Cricket reporter Elizabeth Ammon wrote, “Jesus is the bloody Christ. Sorry to have to deal with this ebony.”
Solar John Etheridge commented, “There are some completely disgusting people out there.”
Former Australian pacifier Jason Gillespie tweeted, “This is just disgusting.”
The BBC’s Amy Lofthouse wrote: “You are an icon and I am so sorry you have to go through this.”
Rainford-Brent shared his experiences of racism in the emotional Sky Sports program, which aired before last year’s opening match between England and the West Indies.
“I noticed as soon as I walked into the world of cricket, the comments started,” he explained.
“I had comments about where I grew up. The fact that I had a long name, I may not have known who my father was, my hair, my body parts, especially the derrière, whether it was said about the food I ate and that it smelled. It was just constant. Did I wash my skin? Everyone in your area will be stabbed. All of this was fed continuously.
“I’ve been in team environments and have been in constant contact with people who refer to‘ Your part ’. I’m not surprised that people who come into the environment don’t want to deal with it. I sometimes asked myself why I stayed so long. I love the game, I think it has a lot more to offer, but it can be really hard to deal with it from day to day. “
Rainford-Brent represented England in 29 matches after making their international debut in 2001, making 430 runs and winning 13 goals for their country.
After retiring, she served as the leader of the Surrey women’s team and founded a charity that increased opportunities for cricket in the African-Caribbean community.