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British fans attack Indian cricketers and fans through racist slurs at Nottingham

| Updated: August 9, 2021 15:41

During the first Test match between England and India in Nottingham, the racism incident where racial slurs were thrown at the cricketers and then fans. This incident was unveiled on Reddit by a British Indian woman.

According to the fan, Captain Virat Kohli was being called “Wanker Kohli” and Mohammed Shami was addressed as “Sh**ty Shami”. They also called the Indian team lazy and cheaters.

When she tried to stop the objectionable and wildly racist comments, her nationality was questioned. She was told to “Go back to India”.

The 31-year-old lady reported the incident to the steward right away. The ground officials immediately took action against the offenders by removing the particular man who had told her to go back to India. The lady and her family were then moved to the stand where more Indian fans were present, a small section of English fans again started to offend indirectly as they kept chanting ‘Delta’ about the COVID-19 variant which was previously termed the “Indian variant.”

The horror incident comes as a big setback for England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as their efforts have been to create awareness about racism took a knee starting from the series against the West Indies when cricket resumed after the COVID-19 break.

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