England paceman Archer hits out at racist abuse 1

England paceman Archer hits out at racist abuse


London: England bowler Jofra Archer said racism “should be addressed appropriately” after the Instagram racism message he received was released.

The 24-year-old has been racially abused in the past, especially during a second failed test last year in New Zealand.

Spectators were then barred from playing international and domestic games in New Zealand for two years.

Archer has only competed in seven test matches since his debut last year, taking away 30 wickets, including three five wickets.

“I will never understand how people feel so freely to say these things to another human being,” he said.

“I have given a lot of thought about reacting to this and I hope that no one else has to deal with stuff like this on a regular basis, it isn t ever acceptable and should be addressed properly in my opinion.”

Archer is presently recovering from a stress fracture of his right elbow but is seen as the future point man for England pace bowling with Stuart Broad set to turn 34 in June.

In addition to his influence at the test level, the Barbados-born Sussex star also won the decisive “Super Over”, which kept him nervous. England defeated New Zealand in the final last year.

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