Former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent has shared an image of a racist hate letter she has obtained, the place she was instructed to “go away our nation”.
Rainford-Brent, who grew to become the primary black lady to play for England in 2001, posted the picture of the sickening correspondence on Twitter.
She captioned her publish: “Fascinating… Born in South London however apparently I used to be discovered bare in Africa as a primitive. Had some letters in my time however this one up there!”
The feedback on the handwritten letter included a reference to ‘white cricket tradition’ and instructed Rainford-Brent to ‘go away our nation.’
It comes only a day after Azeem Rafiq gave proof to the Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport (DCMS) choose committee about his wide-ranging allegations of institutional racism at Yorkshire County Cricket Membership.
Rafiq instructed MPs he felt “remoted, humiliated at occasions” as a result of bombardment of racism he suffered and the “fixed makes use of of the phrase p***'” throughout his time on the membership.
Rainford-Brent performed 29 occasions for England between 2001 and 2010 and shortly moved into broadcasting, that includes frequently on Sky Sports activities and Check Match Particular.
She joined forces along with her Sky Sports activities colleague Michael Holding in the summertime of 2020 to function in a video discussing the Black Lives Matter motion, a marketing campaign that noticed the pair awarded the Freedom of the Metropolis of London.
Within the brief movie, the 37-year-old spoke about how common feedback about her ethnicity made her query her future within the sport.
Alongside along with her broadcasting profession and a task as director of Surrey girls’s group, she arrange the ACE Programme – a charity aimed toward rising cricketing alternatives for members of the African-Caribbean neighborhood.