Former England footballer, Trevor Sinclair has deleted his Twitter account after talkSPORT vowed to launch a formal investigation after he posted a controversial tweet following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
The former England international caused outrage in the aftermath of the Royal Family’s news, when he suggested ‘black and brown’ people should not mourn the passing of Her Majesty.
Sinclair’s Tweet came shortly after Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty the Queen at the age of 96 on Thursday evening. But fans criticised the 49-year-old and called for TalkSPORT to sack the football pundit.
TalkSPORT publicly tweeted a response to the 49-year-old, distancing themselves from his views.
“We have been trying to make contact with Trevor Sinclair following opinions expressed on his Twitter account,” talkSPORT said.
“talkSPORT does not support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.”
Sinclair’s now deleted Tweet read: ‘Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & it’s been allowed to thrive so why should black and brown mourn!!’. His account has also since been deleted.
Fans have also told TalkSPORT to sack Sinclair or face a boycott from their listeners.
One fan wrote: ‘Anybody following Trevor Sinclair please unfollow… he is a disgrace… Talk Sport have to get rid’.
Another added: ‘If Trevor Sinclair of TalkSPORT isn’t sacked tomorrow, I’ll never listen to TalkSPORT ever again.’
While one supporter said: ‘Am trying to call TalkSPORTto sack Trevor Sinclair unbelievable from an ex England internationalist hang ur head in shame scum’.
Another fan wrote: ‘Trevor Sinclair’s just ended his TalkSPORT career. F****** vile creature of a human being.’