Shannon Gabriel charged by ICC after apparent homophobic remark

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    Shannon Gabriel, the West Indies fast bowler, has been charged with an ICC Code of Conduct breach after making an apparently homophobic remark in an exchange with the England captain, Joe Root, during the St Lucia Test.

    Stump mics caught an interaction on the third afternoon of the Test between Gabriel and two England batsmen, Root and Joe Denly, which ended with Root saying: "Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."

    In a tweet, the ICC confirmed that Gabriel had been charged with a breach of Article 2.13 of the Code of Conduct: "The charge, which was laid by match umpires, will now be dealt with by Match Referee Jeff Crowe. Until the proceedings have concluded, the ICC will not comment further."

    Article 2.13 applies to use of "language of a personal, insulting, obscene and/or offensive nature", with a range of charges covering different levels of seriousness.

    After England had wrapped up victory on the fourth evening, Root said he hoped the incident would not tarnish the series but that international players had a "responsibility to go about things in a certain manner".

    "The ICC have got to handle things and I am not in a position to comment but throughout the series it has been played in the right manner between the two sides," he said."West Indies have played some fantastic cricket, they are a good bunch of guys and it would be a shame if it tarnishes it. It has been a good hard-fought series. As a player you feel you have responsibilities to uphold on the field and I stand by what I did.

    "I just did what I thought was right. You have responsibility to go about things in a certain manner on the field and it felt appropriate to act how I did."

    Although the mics did not catch Gabriel's earlier comments, it is understood the umpires spoke to him about them at the time. No action was taken initially, but the incident attracted widespread media action, with Stonewall, the UK equality charity, praising Root's stance on the issue.

    Kirsty Clarke, director of sport at Stonewall, told Press Association Sport: "Language is really influential and it's great if Joe Root was willing to challenge potentially abusive comments.

    "The more players, fans, clubs and organisations that stand up for equality in sport, the sooner we kick discrimination out and make sport everyone's game.

    "Stonewall research shows more than half of British people (58 per cent) believe it's important anti-LGBT language is challenged at live sporting events."

    Root was reluctant to draw attention to Gabriel's remarks once play had finished on the third day. He seemed to accept the fast bowler may have said something inappropriate, but was not understood to have reported it to officials and suggested such exchanges should stay on the field.

    "Sometimes people say things on the field that they might regret, but they should stay on the field," Root said.

    "It's Test cricket and he's an emotional guy trying to do everything he can to win a Test match. He's a good guy who plays hard cricket and is proud to be in the position he is. The battle was a good contest, he's had a wonderful series and he should be proud."

    Nasser Hussain, the former England captain, said that Root's actions had been hugely significant. "I don't know who said what to whom…but boy do I applaud Joe Root's reaction here," Hussain wrote on Twitter. "For me his twelve words as a role model will be in the end more important than a test hundred or possible victory."

    Richard Pybus, West Indies' interim coach, said he was not aware of the comments but suggested that, if they were deemed "untoward", it would be addressed.

    "Nothing has been reported to me," he said. "But if a comment was made, we'll review it. And, if it was untoward, we'll be addressing it."

    The incident may speak of a culture clash as much as anything. Radio stations in some parts of the Caribbean regularly play music with lyrics that would be viewed as homophobic and unacceptable in the UK - or many other places - while some homosexual acts remain illegal across much of the region.
     
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    Lol I wonder what Gabriel said.
     
  3. Sultan Yusuf
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    Storm in a teacup. Root knows the mics pick up everything and thought he’d play a self righteous english snobbish tell tale.

    Dunno what Gabriel said, but he’s probably right
     
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    Reminds me of this video:

     
  5. Passionate Pakistani
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    Is root gay ?

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  6. s_h_a_f
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    LMAO
     
  7. Mohammed Bilal
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    Who cares if he’s gay or not?
     
  8. s_h_a_f
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    Denly is..i think.
     
  9. Mohammed Bilal
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    He’s got a wife and kid, no one in team is gay.
     
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    don't think so, he has a wife a child.

    maybe Gabriel mocked Joe by calling him gay? that's why Joe said that lol
     
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    You can still be a gay .. or bisexual

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    @Fireworks11 there is onw girl at our work. she has a son from her ex but now she is a lesbian

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    I know it happens, quite bizarre inexplicable behaviour.
     
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    probably "you're gay"

    Root didn't had any comeback so decided to go with his.

    Funny how everyone applauding him for stand up comment, where were these people when he was making fun of muslims in a bar and got knocked out by Warner.
     
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    It was a defensive reply by Root, he knows not to mess with Gabriel, that too in Windies.

    Any such comment made by anyone would get a plethora of applause from everyone, this is the type of world we live in now.
     
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    and then they get offended when people call it mental state issue
     
  17. Passionate Pakistani
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    Being gay or lesbian is going against the nature and i really dont understand when people are okay with it or have transgenders/gays/lesbians rights and movement.

    Probably the most filthiest thing to do.

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    One thing leading to another.

    There was a petition recently to stop proposed sex education for kids that would include asking them about their sexuality/gender, kids as young as 5. Think government wanted to adopt that from 2020 in all schools. Absolutely speechless and insanity.
     
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    Gabriel suspended for four games.

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    I've been reading a lot of people now home schooling their kids because of how ridiculous the education system is in most countries in the west, especially merica
     
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    Muslims are so thin skinned lol
     
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    Yeah it’s getting out of control. Wasn’t like this before. Need to raise kids very carefully.
     
  23. Energy
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    So Schools are now giving choice to children to choose their sex? This is bizarre. And quite twisted.
     
  24. Patriot
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    they have started the brainwash already. such cartoons like steven universe have already started the brainwash procedure
     
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    Gabriel issued a statement explaining the incident:

    "The exchange occurred during a tense moment on the field. The pressure was on and England's captain Joe Root was looking at me intensely as I prepared to bowl, which may have been the usual psychological strategy with which all Test cricketers are familiar.

    "I recognize now that I was attempting to break through my own tension when I said to Joe Root: 'Why are you smiling at me? Do you like boys?'

    "His response, which was picked up by the microphone, was: 'Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay.' I then responded: 'I have no issues with that, but you should stop smiling at me.'"
     
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    Mountain made out of nothing. Quite a harsh punishment given.
     
  27. s_h_a_f
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    So it was not even a insult. Root added masala. Ridiculous
     
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    Typically, media pounced on it like vultures and made it into something big.
     
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    ECB exercising their power again to get Gabriel banned.
     
  30. Wistful Reminisces
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    Lol none of you can read. He was not banned for this
     
  31. Donal Cozzie
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    Sad to see homophobia coming out in the thread, but not unexpected.

    Not liking homosexuality? Totally fine, everyone has things they dislike.

    Actively discriminating against gay people or defending their persecution? Wrong on every level. It affects nobody, live and let live. Tens of thousands of them have committed suicide, been murdered, abused etc, pathetic that people are so insecure as to think thats a trivial affair or that they are against nature, especially when homosexual activity has been observed in hundreds of animal species.
     
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    I do agree that young children being told about this stuff is too much however, kids should be left innocent to enjoy what little childhood there is.

    Also agree that this has been overblown a bit, if thats all Gabriel has said then its a pretty tame offence.
     
  33. Wistful Reminisces
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    These people are all brainwashed people, unable to study science.
     
  34. Patriot
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    what the actual f!!!!!

    he didnt even said anything that could be termed as offensive to LGBT community

    this is bizzare af
     
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    So hold on a minute - Gabriel asks him a loaded question. Root does his “ooh let me be teacher’s pet”. Gabriel even then says he doesn’t have a problem with it just don’t stare at me......

    And that’s a ban? And anyone that questions the ban is a paindoo?

    World has gone mad.

    The LBGT community are such drama queens (excuse the pun). Always acting like such poor little victims. Even now when everything is loaded in their favour.

    How long is this going to go on for?
     
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    Again, people can't read. He was not banned for this. He was given demerit points and fined. Because he had demerit points previously, he got a ban. The only drama queens are Pakistanis getting offended for a West Indian
     
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    I’ve seen all the chamchey and apologists arguments about demerit points. He should have received 0 demerit points for this.

    There was nothing in this at all.
     
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    Ok Mr PC, what’s wrong with “pakistanis getting offended for a West Indian”

    “Don’t use it as an insult. There is nothing wrong with a brown person defending a black person”

    Mods, demerit points for WR
     
  39. Wistful Reminisces
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    We all know how Pakistanis treat black people after Sarfraz
     
  40. s_h_a_f
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    Stop trolling man
     

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