Former England footballer, Trevor Sinclair, left his colleagues and fans shocked on Thursday by urging ‘black and brown’ people should not to mourn Queen Elizabeth Alexander Mary Windson.
Premium Politics reported that World Leaders paid tributes to the 96-year-old Queen after Buckingham Palace her death on Thursday evening, September 8.
However, Sinclair who is also a host with TalkSports took a different stance and hit out at the England monarchy on Twitter by accusing her of allowing racism to ‘thrive’ during her reign.
He wrote, “Racism was outlawed in England in the ’60s & it’s been allowed to thrive so why should black and brown mourn!!”
Reacting to his comments, former Crystal Palace owner and his fellow TalkSports host Simon Jordan slammed the ex-Man City midfielder for his comments.
“Trev, I’m really not sure that is an appropriate thought, let alone tweet,” he replied.
“The country has lost a very significant person and respect and value should be the overriding sentiments, not division!”
Another of Sinclair’s former colleagues, Georgie Bingham, tweeted; “Bloody hell Trev. What the hell are you thinking?” she wrote.
Ex-Peterborough forward Aaron McLean said; “To say I’m confused as to why you’ve felt the need to tweet this is an understatement.
The former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, who won three Olympic bronze medals during her career added, “You should be ashamed of yourself… I have no other words that are appropriate.”
Meanwhile, boxer Brian Rose, who challenged for a world title back in 2014, admitted that he has respect for Sinclair but could not defend his comments.
“You’re a top fella but this is wrong mate and very bad timing,” he wrote.