The tweets originally posted by Robinson nearly a decade ago when he was 18 can be viewed below. They’re a mixture of offensive words and lads’ banter. Such rhetoric was commonplace on the platform before the world went mad from around 2015 onwards.
There's a few things to note about Ollie Robinson's old tweets:
1) This will almost certainly happen more and more, as players who have been on social media since their teens make their debuts.
2) Anyone can see your public conversations on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/pFbsNiOd1H
— Danny (@dafrankland) June 2, 2021
“Imagine being a young cricket player, fulfilling your lifelong dream of playing for England and some neeky prick scours through your decade-old teenage tweets to find something to be offended by — and you actually get suspended. Cuck culture.” …
Some people ludicrously tried to compare Robinson’s conduct to that of Shamima Begum, a British Muslim who traveled to Syria to join ISIS. Leftists actually think that posting some edgy tweets as a teenager and joining an international terrorist organization are somewhat similar, and that people are only defending Robinson because he’s white. …
Meanwhile, leftists still absurdly argue that cancel culture doesn’t exist.
The woke censorship is getting pretty crazy. Burn all the witches!
The cricket authorities are determined to “make an example” of Robinson. But they are only making an example of themselves, an example that will be laughed at down the ages. Sigh. Meanwhile, the guy’s career is over.
Statute of limitations? Why was he selected in the first place if it matters this much? Will he be put on suicide watch after breaking down? Any other fashionable, woke, retrospective tweet topics planned as reasons for destroying people’s professionals careers and even lives, many years after the event, as a minor? McCarthy era anyone?
A second England international cricketer, who was in the team last week (their identity is being kept secret for now, pending charges) is now facing potentially severe consequences for a comment he wrote … as a 16 year old … between 10 and 20 years ago probably.
In the 1970’s, “land rights for gay whales” was a funny car bumper sticker. Now it’s almost a religion with persecutions to match. Think about where this is going, because it’s not slowing down. History shows that the outcome will be anything but Nirvana if this keeps up much longer at the current pace.