Ex-footballer Trevor Sinclair sparks outrage by saying ‘black and brown’ people should not mourn the queen because ‘racism has been allowed to thrive’ in Britain since the 1960s
Former England footballer Trevor Sinclair has been widely criticized on social media after claiming that ‘black and brown’ people should not mourn the death of the Queen as she allowed racism to ‘bloom’ during her reign.
Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death on Thursday evening, after which sports stars from around the world paid tribute.
Sinclair, however, took a different stance, lashing out at the monarchy on Twitter.
He wrote: ‘Racism was banned in England in the 1960s and has been allowed to thrive, so why should black and brown mourn!!’
Sinclair regularly shares a studio with Simon Jordan on talkSPORT, and the former Crystal Palace owner chided the ex-Man City midfielder for his comments.
“Trev, I’m not sure that’s the right thought, let alone tweeting,” he replied.
“The country has lost a very important person and respect and value should be the prevailing feelings, not divisions!”
The Queen passed away in Balmoral on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96
Trevor Sinclair tweeted that ‘black and brown’ people should not mourn the Queen
Sinclair claimed the Queen has allowed racism to ‘prosper’ in England since the 1960s
Simon Jordan is out on Sinclair for his comments about the Queen after her death
Jordan Suggested Sinclair Should Show More Respect To The Queen After Her Death
Another former Sinclair colleague at talkSPORT, Georgie Bingham, was equally stunned by Sinclair’s tweet.
‘Damn Trev. What the hell do you think?’ she wrote.
Sinclair’s tweet received a similar response from ex-Peterborough forward Aaron McLean.
Sports presenter Georgie Bingham was stunned by Sinclair’s tweet about the Queen
Ex-footballer Aaron McLean was also ‘confused’ as to why Sinclair had posted the tweet
“To say I don’t know why you felt the need to tweet this is an understatement,” McLean said.
Sinclair was also called out for his comments by former heptathlon runner Kelly Sotherton, who won three Olympic bronze medals during her career.
She added: “You should be ashamed… I have no other words that are appropriate.”
Kelly Sotherton thinks Sinclair should be ashamed of his comments about the Queen
Sotherton was clearly disgusted by Sinclair’s comments when she condemned him on Twitter
Meanwhile, boxer Brian Rose, who challenged for a world title in 2014, admitted he respects Sinclair, but was unable to defend his comments.
“You are a top executive, but this is the wrong size and very bad timing,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, a supporter pointed out that Sinclair sent a statement of support to the Queen in 2020, so was stunned by his latest tweet.
In April 2020, after the Queen addressed the nation during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sinclair posted: ‘Our Queen looked so frail when she spoke to the nation earlier, but was so sincere and humble that Her Majesty was still inspired.’
Former world title challenger Brian Rose has also criticized Sinclair for his controversial tweet
Returning to this tweet, the fan wrote, “The things you do for attention. Miserable. Besides, what’s changed?’
TalkSPORT has since condemned Sinclair’s tweet, confirming that they have reached out to their employee while investigating the matter.
They tweeted: “We have tried to contact Trevor Sinclair in response to opinions expressed on his Twitter account. talkSPORT does not support the views expressed and is investigating the matter.’