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Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale suspended amid investigation into historic racist tweet

Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale suspended amid an investigation into an anti-Semitic tweet … while cricket director Martyn Moxon is absent from work due to a ‘stress-related illness’ with the club embroiled in a racial scandal

  • Head coach Andrew Gale has been accused of sending an anti-Semitic tweet
  • He allegedly called then-Leeds United media chief Paul Dews, ‘y **’
  • Azeem Rafiq reached £ 200,000 settlement after accusing club of racism
  • Has called for the resignation of CEO Mark Arthur and Martyn Moxon

Yorkshire has suspended first-team coach Andrew Gale “pending a disciplinary hearing following a landmark tweet,” while cricket director Martyn Moxon is absent from work due to a “stress-related illness.”

Gale had told Jewish News last week that he was not ‘fully aware’ of the meaning of an offensive and anti-Semitic word he used in a landmark tweet and subsequently removed, after the newspaper reported the story.

A statement from the club read: ‘We can confirm that Andrew Gale, the head coach of the Yorkshire XI, is currently suspended pending a disciplinary hearing following a landmark tweet.

Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale has been accused of sending an anti-Semitic tweet

Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale has been accused of sending an anti-Semitic tweet

“The club will make a new statement once this process has been completed.”

Meanwhile, Moxon, who has faced calls to resign from former President Roger Hutton, in addition to many others, is currently absent from Headingley.

Cricket director Martyn Moxon is, as of today (November 9), absent from work due to a stress-related illness. He will be given the necessary support, ‘added a club statement.

On Monday, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club settled a labor court with Azeem Rafiq after he accused the club of institutional racism and harassment.

Azeem Rafiq reached £ 200,000 settlement after accusing club of racism

Azeem Rafiq reached £ 200,000 settlement after accusing club of racism

Azeem Rafiq reached £ 200,000 settlement after accusing club of racism

New President Lord Patel revealed that the party had put “absolutely no restrictions” on the deal and apologized to him and his family.

He said the player was a ‘whistleblower’, ‘should be praised as such’ and ‘should never have been through this’.

Rafiq has repeatedly called on Moxon and CEO Mark Arthur to leave Yorkshire in response to the racism crisis in Headingley.

He said in a statement Monday: ‘Mark Arthur, Martyn Moxon and many of the coaching staff have been part of the problem.

“ They have always failed to take responsibility for what happened during their tenure and they must go. I urge you to do the right thing and step down to make way for those who will do what is necessary for the future of the club. “

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