Trevor Sinclair, former Manchester City star is now under investigation by talkSport after the Englishman said that ‘black’ and ‘brown’ people should not mourn the Queen’s death.
The sports radio outlet where Sinclair works as a football expert and commentator is looking into him.
Shortly after the Queen’s passing was revealed, the former City star is rumored to have tweeted that racism in the UK had “thrived” during her 70-year reign.
The Queen, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 96 in Balmoral, set the sports world on edge.
However, Sinclair believed that people who are black or brown should not pay the monarch their last respects.
“Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & it’s been allowed to thrive so why should black and brown mourn!!” he boldly tweeted, according to Manchester Evening News.
And shortly after his tweet, Talksport announced that it was attempting to make contact with the former Premier League star to discuss the tweet.
It said: “talkSport does not support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.” Sinclair’s comments further received a furious backlash from colleagues.
Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan, who also works with talkSport with Sinclair, said, “Trev, I’m really not sure that is an appropriate thought, let alone tweet.
The country has lost a very significant person and respect and value should be the overriding sentiments not division!”
Georgie Bingham, another colleague of Sinclair at talkSport, said: “Bloody hell Trev. What the hell are you thinking?”
And former Peterborough United striker, Aaron McLean added: “To say I’m confused as to why you’ve felt the need to tweet this is an understatement.”