“Social media was cruel to me” – Chris Jordan started racial abuse after England’s T20 World Cup debut

England pacer Chris Jordan has revealed how he suffered racial abuse after England were eliminated from the T20 World Cup by New Zealand in November. New Zealand needed 24 balls in 57 runs, but they hit the mark with Daryl Mitchell’s 72 runs undefeated and Jimmy Neesham’s amazing cameo.

Chris Jordan was the 17th bowler who was brutally attacked by Neesham. He changed the fate of the match with 23 goals. Now the fans have started the attack of racist comments after England lost the match.

In a video released by Royal London and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Jordan opened up about how he suffered from racial abuse.

“Six months ago, things didn’t go the way we wanted in the World Cup semifinals,” Jordan said. “Social media was brutal for me, there were lots of them on Twitter and Instagram. [racist] Comments on my pictures and direct messages because we lost a World Cup match. People felt that I had a big part in it.

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“Our dressing room is one of the most diverse” – Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan
Eoin Morgan and Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan later praised the England team for how diverse they are. He believes that real change will come from within.

“From my point of view, the England team is as diverse as it can be right now. I know I made some great, lifelong friends in that locker room.

“This is a tribute to people like Eoin Morgan and Joe Root because our dressing room is the most diverse [in world cricket]. Real change will come from within by having real conversations that some people don’t realize; it’s about continuing education.”

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