Jonathan Agnew, Geoff Boycott delete joint Twitter account after gay jokes
#BOYCOTTAGGERS was created to promote a show called ‘An evening with Boycott and Aggers’
Funny headline which came out in British media © Twitter
Jul 11, 2014
Jonathan Agnew, the famous cricket journalist deleted his joint Twitter account with former England great Geoff Boycott after gay jokes which he came across because of the funny name of that particular account. Agnew, nicknamed “Aggers” had a joint twitter account with Boycott, to promote his show, ‘An evening with Boycott and Aggers’. The Twitter hashtag of their account was spelled ‘#BOYCOTTAGGERS’. The term sounded similar to ‘Cottaging’, which is a slang for gay sex act in public toilet.
Agnew clarified to his listeners about this deactivation, during the commentary of the first day of the Trent Bridge Test. According to him the hashtag was not successful and it could have hurt the sentiments of gay community. That is the reason why he finally decided to to delete that particular account.
Agnew’s comments on radio about the Twitter id did leave a few listeners surprised.