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Sport 'Archer needs support after racist abuse'

04:00  26 november  2019
04:00  26 november  2019 Source:   skysports.com

England star Jofra Archer 'disturbed' by racial abuse during Test match

  England star Jofra Archer 'disturbed' by racial abuse during Test match England cricketer Jofra Archer says he was targeted by "racial insults" while "battling to help save my team" against New Zealand.The 24-year-old tweeted that it was "a bit disturbing" to hear the abuse from a spectator as the visitors fell to a disappointing defeat in the first Test of the series in Tauranga overnight.

ECB director of cricket Ashley Giles has backed Jofra Archer 's England team-mates to rally round the paceman after the racist abuse he suffered during "We fully support Jofra, obviously, there is no place for racism in the game, in any game. Jofra is part of our team but, whatever the abuse , we'd be

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay "A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team, the crowd was been amazing this week except for that one guy

Joe Root wearing a hat © Getty

ECB director of cricket Ashley Giles has backed Jofra Archer's England team-mates to rally round the paceman after the racist abuse he suffered during the first Test in New Zealand.

Archer took to Twitter shortly after the tourists were routed by an innings in Mount Maunganui to say he found it "a bit disturbing" to hear racial taunts during day five.

Giles has been liaising with the home board in his role as managing director of the England men's team and is also checking in with the 24-year-old Archer.

a man wearing a uniform: England lost the first test by an innings and 65 runs © Getty England lost the first test by an innings and 65 runs

Giles said: "It was obviously emotional, it hurts.

Archer 'contacted by alleged racist abuser'

  Archer 'contacted by alleged racist abuser' The ECB are investigating reports that the person who racially abused Jofra Archer in New Zealand has since contacted the England bowler directly on social media. Sussex fast bowler Archer was leaving the field of play on day five of the opening Test in Mount Maunganui, where England attempted in vain to save the match as they lost by an innings and 65 runs, when he suffered the alleged abuse.It is not clear at this stage whether that contact formed part of an apology, or further abuse.

The racial abuse of Jofra Archer is pathetic and disappointing. “We are shocked and disappointed to hear of the verbal abuse @JofraArcher received after the Test today. @englandcricket might be our rivals but they’re also our friends and racist abuse is never okay!”

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay "A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team, the crowd was been amazing this week except for that one guy

"We fully support Jofra, obviously, there is no place for racism in the game, in any game. Jofra is part of our team but, whatever the abuse, we'd be absolutely right behind him. He's a very important part of our team.

"You know what our team is like, they'll rally round him pretty well I should imagine. But it's a serious incident. He's a young man making his way in the game and we just don't need this sort of thing."

It is believed that a rogue individual is to blame, but Giles has left no doubt one racist heckler is one too many to abide.

There's no time or place for it – England bowler Archer condemns racist abuse

  There's no time or place for it – England bowler Archer condemns racist abuse Jofra Archer has said there can be no excusing the racist abuse he suffered during England's opening Test defeat to New Zealand.Archer was targeted by a fan during England's heavy loss to New Zealand in the first Test in Mount Maunganui.

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay "A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team, the crowd was been amazing this week except for that one guy

New Zealand Cricket will apologise to Jofra Archer after the England bowler was racially abused by a spectator during the Black Caps' Test victory at Bay "A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling to help save my team, the crowd was been amazing this week except for that one guy

Giles added: "We're working really closely with New Zealand Cricket and I've spoken to their chief executive (David White) this morning. They are obviously incredibly concerned that this happened on their patch. At the moment we believe it's an isolated incident but we'll know more once the investigation is finished.

Jofra Archer of England appeals during day three of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 23, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. © Getty Images Jofra Archer of England appeals during day three of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 23, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

"I'm hopeful they will find out who it is. There's a lot of CCTV around the grounds, I'm hoping someone else who was there might also identify the person but they're working very hard to find the culprit.

"It's a problem in sport still, clearly. It's terrible in this day and age that this sort of thing is still happening and when it does happen and that person isn't identified much quicker, even by the people around them it's really disappointing."

Archer moves on from racist abuse: 'I'm over it'

  Archer moves on from racist abuse: 'I'm over it' England's Jofra Archer has "moved on" from racist abuse he suffered in the first Test in New Zealand. Hours after England's innings defeat at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, Archer revealed on Twitter he had heard "racial insults" from "one guy" in an incident that has led to investigations from the boards of both countries.The search for the offender continues but Archer has had an apology from David White, the chief executive of New Zealand Cricket, while Black Caps captain Kane Williamson labelled what happened as "horrific".

England bowler Jofra Archer has alleged he was the subject of racial abuse during their first Test defeat by New Zealand on Monday. The paceman took to Twitter immediately after the fifth day of play had concluded to make the claim, posting: 'A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst battling

Archer , who is black, was abused as he left the field after New Zealand clinched victory by an innings and 65 runs, the governing body said in a statement. It was unable to locate the person who hurled racial abuse and will be making further inquiries on Tuesday. NZC said it was an ''unacceptable

Jofra Archer of England bowls watched by Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during day four of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 24, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. © Getty Images Jofra Archer of England bowls watched by Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during day four of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 24, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

England are heading inland for Thursday's second Test at Hamilton, where New Zealand Cricket has promised increased security on the ground, with Giles revealing that White has also volunteered to step in personally to reassure the team.

He said: "I do know David is travelling down to Hamilton as well to meet the team as they come off the bus," he said.

Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer of England during day four of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 24, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. © Getty Images Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer of England during day four of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 24, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

"It is very kind of him. It isn't a New Zealand Cricket problem, the relationship between us and them is very strong, but it's a nice gesture in his part. One person shouldn't ruin that but it's a shame that sort of thing is still in our society."

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