Trevor Sinclair leaves Twitter after saying 'black and brown people' shouldn't mourn Queen
talkSPORT have also condemned Sinclair's tweet.
Former England footballer Trevor Sinclair appears to have deleted his Twitter account hours after sparking a furious backlash on the platform over a tweet about the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday evening that the Queen had passed away at her Balmoral residence after concerns had been raised by doctors earlier in the day.
Sinclair, who has recently worked as a pundit for talkSPORT, responded to the news by tweeting: 'Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & its been allowed to thrive so why should black & brown mourn!! #queen'
The tweet was later deleted, with Sinclair's Twitter account also disappearing in the hours that followed.
— Paul Kendrick (@PKendrickWIG) September 9, 2022
talkSPORT were hit with a barrage of complaints and calls for Sinclair to be axed in the aftermath of his tweet. They released a short statement on Thursday night condemning the opinions the former England international had expressed.
'We have been trying to make contact with Trevor Sinclair following opinions expressed on his Twitter account,' they said in a tweet. 'talkSPORT does not support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.'
Simon Jordan, one of Sinclair's colleagues at talkSPORT, was amongst those to criticise the tweet before it and Sinclair's account disappeared.
'Trev I’m really not sure that is an appropriate thought, let alone tweet,' he responded. 'The country has lost a very significant person and respect and value should be the over riding sentiments not division!'
We have been trying to make contact with Trevor Sinclair following opinions expressed on his Twitter account. talkSPORT does not support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 8, 2022