Trevor Sinclair has now deleted his Twitter account after talkSPORT vowed to launch a formal investigation into the views of their employee after he posted a controversial tweet following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The former England international caused both confusion and outrage in the aftermath of the Royal Family’s tragic news, when he suggested ‘black and brown’ people should not mourn the passing of Her Majesty – views that caused immediate disgust and offence online.
The full tweet read: “Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & its been allowed to thrive so why should black & brown mourn!! #queen.”
It wasn’t long before talkSPORT intervened following the fierce backlash, publicly tweeting 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 has now deleted his post but it seems the damage has already been done given the vast number of people that saw and interacted with the tweet.
Simon Jordan, who is often locked in sporting debate with Sinclair on the radio station, was one of the first people to respond to his colleague – stating his post was insensitive to say the very least.
Jordan wrote: “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 over riding sentiments not division!”
A previous tweet from Sinclair – that appears to be in support of the Queen – from April 2020 during lockdown has resurfaced on the social media platform.
The tweet read: “Our Queen looked so fragile when addressing the nation earlier but was so genuine with humility, her majesty still inspired. #UnitedKingdom”
It wasn’t long before Sinclair was trending on Twitter with many fans also tweeting #BoycottTalkSPORT.
One user (@scotp09) tweeted: “If @Talksport do not sack Trevor Sinclair then it’s #BoycottTalksport.”
While another (@Jude3927) posted: “Boycott @talkSPORT until Trevor Sinclair is binned, the man’s an utter disgrace! #boycottTalksport #talksport”
A third (@S47052322) said: “If Trevor Sinclair is not sacked I definitely won’t b listening again @Sjopinion10 @JimWhite #BoycottTalksport.”
Just a matter of hours before talkSPORT issued a response to Sinclair, the radio station paid their respects to Her Majesty with a tribute post.
It read: “Everyone at talkSPORT sends their condolences to The Royal Family. Rest In Peace, Your Majesty.”