Simon Jordan shares regret over now-deleted Trevor Sinclair Queen tweet – 'Not a racist'

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Simon Jordan has declared that his talkSPORT colleague Trevor Sinclair is “not a racist” after the former England international landed himself in hot water following a controversial tweet. Shortly after reports emerged confirming the tragic passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Sinclair took to Twitter to raise a deeply concerning and offensive viewpoint that was not perceived well by online users of the social media platform.

The now-deleted post read: “Racism was outlawed in England in the ’60s & its been allowed to thrive so why should black & brown mourn!! #queen.”

Sinclair’s employers talkSPORT immediately distanced themselves from the post, responding: “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.”

The online witch-hunt, which has already seen Sinclair deactivate his Twitter account, has already begun as talkSPORT listeners threatened to turn their back on the radio station by tweeting; #BoycottTalkSPORT.

READ MORE: Trevor Sinclair deletes Twitter account as talkSPORT investigate post about Queen’s death

“There will be a cancel culture piling in now. I responded to Trevor with a tweet but I kind of regretted it to some extent because I wish I text him direct. It was a reaction for me to say ‘oh no Trevor, this is not appropriate.'”

Sinclair’s radio colleague Jordan was one of the first to dress the disgraced former West Ham, Manchester City and QPR midfielder down, replying online: “Trev. I’m really not sure that is an appropriate thought, let alone tweet. The country has lost a very significant person and respect and value should be the overriding sentiments not division!”

Jordan has since clarified his position on the ordeal, making it clear that he does not believe Sinclair is a racist.

“I didn’t bottle anything. I said I abhor the opinion, disagree with its content absolutely,” Jordan said on Twitter, responding to a fan who questioned his defence of Sinclair.

“I said it’s timing was appalling. But I loathe cancel culture and I won’t be an advocate for it. I disagree with him vehemently, but I know him you don’t … he isn’t a racist.”

The fan was referencing a lengthy rant by Jordan, in which he highlighted that Sinclair had made a horrific mistake.

Jordan said on air: “I am not the sort of person that feels the need to be unnecessarily patronising towards someone or defending the indefensible.

“My first reaction to Trevor’s tweet was of great disappointment. You have a view, I think it’s a misguided view.

“Because if you’re going to argue that racism was outlawed in the 1960s then you would know that society has treated it with great value.

“But to put a tweet out with that content at that time was to my mind, deeply inappropriate.

“People are allowed to have their views and there are people that will hold that view – that they didn’t hold any great attachment to the monarchy.

“I find myself in a very conflicting position because I abhor the view but I know the man, I know Trevor as a person. We’ve had many robust arguments and debates that have always ended with an agreement to disagree.

“I’m not an apologist for Trevor Sinclair, he will have come from a background in his life where he would have been faced with things painted on walls like no blacks, no dogs, no Irish.

“But to put a tweet up like that when a unique moment has happened in the country disappointed me greatly. It’s not where Trevor Sinclair should want to be, he’s a better man than that.

“There will be a cancel culture piling in now. I responded to Trevor with a tweet but I kind of regretted it to some extent because I wish I text him direct. It was a reaction for me to say ‘oh no Trevor, this is not appropriate.'”



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