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Monday, December 09, 2019

Azeem Rafiq apologises for 2011 antisemitic FB conversation

Former professional cricketer Azeem Rafiq has said he is “deeply ashamed” for using antisemitic language in recently resurfaced Facebook messages from 2011, days after sharing his own experience of “institutional racism” to the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport parliamentary committee. Rafiq wept as he recounted racist abuse and bullying that he suffered at England’s most successful cricket club with his testimony sending shockwaves through British sport. On Thursday, however, The Times revealed a private Facebook exchange between fellow cricketer Ateeq Javid, and the then 19-year-old Rafiq, ...


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