Rafiq is observed making disparaging feedback about an unnamed Jewish particular person within the screenshots shared
Former Yorkshire participant Azeem Rafiq has apologised for the use of anti-Semitic language in 2011, pronouncing that he has “completely no excuses” and is “ashamed” of the message alternate with any other cricketer.
The 30-year-old Rafiq, who has described in graphic element his reports of racist abuse when he performed for Yorkshire, on November 18 admitted he had despatched anti-Semitic messages as a 19-year-old.
“I used to be despatched a picture of this alternate from early 2011 these days (Thursday). I’ve long past again to test my account and it’s me. I’ve completely no excuses,” Rafiq stated in a remark.
“I’m ashamed of this alternate and feature now deleted it in order to not purpose additional offence. I used to be 19 on the time and I’m hoping and imagine I’m a unique particular person these days.” The Fb messages between Rafiq and previous Warwickshire and Leicestershire participant Ateeq Javid used to be first reported by way of ‘The Instances’.
Rafiq is observed making disparaging feedback about an unnamed Jewish particular person within the screenshots shared.
“I’m extremely offended at myself and I apologise to the Jewish neighborhood and everybody who’s rightly angry by way of this.” “At no level will I ever try to shield the indefensible. For the ones I’ve harm I’m sincerely sorry. I will be able to proceed to entrance up & personal any further errors I’ve made,” Rafiq added.
Previous this week, the Pakistan-born former skilled cricketer, who moved to England in 2001, had narrated his reports of racism at Yorkshire to the Virtual, Tradition, Media and Recreation (DCMS) make a selection committee.
Rafiq stated that racism had destroyed his occupation. He accused Yorkshire of institutional racism in September ultimate 12 months, prompting the membership to release an investigation into the allegations.
On the other hand, their dealing with of the problem has been closely criticised. A file discovered Rafiq used to be a sufferer of “racial harassment and bullying” however the membership refused to do so in opposition to someone.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews president Marie Van Der Zyl stated: “Rafiq has suffered extraordinarily by the hands of racists in cricket so he’s going to neatly perceive the harm this alternate will purpose to Jews who’ve supported him.
“His apology without a doubt turns out heartfelt and we don’t have any reason why to imagine he isn’t utterly honest.”