Windies vs England 2019: Shannon Gabriel Apologies Joe Root, Insists He Hasn’t Used Homophobic Language
Of late, stump-mics are creating a lot of controversies with the cricketers losing their control on the words. Recently, Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan received a ban and now, Shannon Gabriel received the flak for his comment to Joe Root. However, both the cricketers conveyed their apology to the respective cricketers following the incident.
Meanwhile, in the case of Shannon Gabriel, he gave his apologies to Joe Root but insisted that he didn’t use any homophobic language. As per the reports heard through the mic, it is learnt that Gabriel asked Joe Root to stop ”B**** G**”.
Shannon Gabriel received 4-ODI ban:
To which, Joe Root replied asking Gabriel to not use that word as an insult. The revert from Joe Root has garnered him huge praises across the globe. However, Gabriel visited England dressing room and conveyed his apologies, which were accepted by the England team.
"Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."
Joe Root responds to sledging from Windies bowler Shannon Gabriel.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) February 12, 2019
According to The Telegraph, Gabriel apologised to Root at the end of the third Test on Wednesday when England had won the match. Despite the apologies, Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the next 4 ODI games against the very same opposition.
Speaking of the same, Gabriel quoted that he doesn’t want to take out the focus from such a hard-fought series. He felt that apologising would be a good thing after committing the mistake. As a player, he wants to follow his ethics, which he failed to do during the heat of the moment.
‘As a player, you feel you have responsibilities to uphold on the field and I stand by what I did. I just did what I thought was right. They’re a good bunch of guys and it would be a shame if it tarnishes what has been a good, hard-fought series,” Shannon Gabriel said as per Mail Online.
All in all, it is pretty pleasing to see cricketers conveying their apologises after the mistake. He would be returning back to the game in the final ODI of the series.