Fans Dig Up Old Tweet To Slam Darren Sammy Over Racism Claims

Fans Dig Up Old Tweets To Slam Darren Sammy Over Racism Claims

Daren Sammy
Daren Sammy. Credits: Getty Images.

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been all over the news for his recent claims regarding racism in Indian Premier League (IPL). The fast-bowler allrounder has claimed that his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates used racial slur against him.

The two-time T20 World Cup winner started his IPL career in 2013 with Sunrisers Hyderabad and was made the captain of the team in the following year. Darren Sammy claimed that he was called Kalu while he was representing Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He claimed that not only him but Sri Lankan allrounder Thisara Perera was also victim of that racist term while they were playing for the Hyderabad-based outfit.  He stated that he did not mind being called Kalu since he did not know the meaning of the word.

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Darren Sammy. Image Courtesy: Getty

Later, the star allrounder also revealed that the slurs came from the dressing room. And on Tuesday, it became clear that Ishant Sharma was one of the players who called him by that name. Ishant referred Darren Sammy as Kalu in one of his Instagram posts from 2014.

But while the old post has made it clear that Darren Sammy was right with his claim, several fans have lashed out at him, saying that the player knew the meaning of the word. The fans dug out an old tweet of Darren Sammy where he called himself ‘Dark Kalu’.

Some fans even questioned him for posting picture with his West Indies teammates with the caption: “Black Bros”.

Here are some of the tweets from the fans:

Earlier on Tuesday, Darren Sammy posted a video on Instagram in which he threatened to expose the players who used the slur against him. The allrounder asked the players to talk to him in order to clear the air or else he would expose their names.

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