Jofra Archer Condemns Racist Abuse on Social Media, Calls For Action Against Perpetrators
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England pacer Jofra Archer has hit out at the racial abuse he received on social media handle – Instagram and has called on authorities to properly deal with the issue. Archer, on Monday, posted an image of the message he received on Instagram and said he could not understand why someone would make such comments. Archer had been subjected to racist abuse in the past, notably during the second Test defeat by New Zealand last year.

“I (have) given a lot of thought about reacting to this and I hope 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,” the 24-year-old pacer wrote in one of his Instagram stories.

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

This is not the first time when Archer, who helped England win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has been subjected to racial abuse.

He was racially abused at the end of the first Test against New Zealand last November after he scored a second-innings 30 during England’s defeat in Mount Maunganui.

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Jofra Archer call for strict action against perpetrators for racial abuse Instagram

After the end of the match, Archer had tweeted: “A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today while battling to help save my team. The crowd has been amazing this week except for that one guy.”

New Zealand Cricket had taken action and in January, they had banned a 28-year-old man, who admitted the offence, from attending international and domestic games in the country for two years.

The right-arm pacer has been out of action since January with an elbow injury.