Leaders in sport are calling out hate speech and changing the world for the better(great work Joe Root). By contrast our political leaders are using hate speech for their own self interested purposes (hang your head Morrison, Dutton & Cormann).
Joe Root’s response was more powerful than any anger or protest. His sheer incredulity that someone would use a homophobic epithet as abuse spoke volumes. A vital message when the criminalisation of homosexuality is widespread throughout the world https://t.co/kDlszfuuyv
If only there were more people in sport like this: England captain Joe Root showed integrity and leadership in his response to a comment from West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel; "Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."
Fantastic! We stand together.
'Thank you, Joe Root, for leading the way'
Homosexuality is illegal in five of the top 10 cricketing countries in the world... but the sport can be a tool for legal and social change @root66@stonewallukhttps://t.co/4Ei1juls7X
Fantastic leadership by Joe Root displaying the British Army values of Courage, Discipline, Respect for Others, Integrity, Loyalty, Selfless Commitment. #YourArmyNeedsYou #thisisbelonging https://t.co/TMw7ZXsKjB
Doing the right thing in the face of adversity is never easy especially amongst peers. Joe Root shows exceptional moral courage, integrity and very impressive leadership. All things that @BritishArmy and @ArmyMedServices value deeply. #thisisbelonging https://t.co/N6eC3Jx1AJ
Windies seamer Shannon Gabriel accepts ICC's code of conduct charge for comments made to England's Joe Root and will miss the first four matches of the #WIvENG series: https://t.co/gjfPsyBiaz
Watch the first of five ODIs live on Sky Sports Cricket from 2.30pm next Wednesday.
“Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.”
ENGLAND CRICKET CAPTAIN JOE ROOT RESPONDS TO A HOMOPHOBIC SLUR ON THE PITCH, INSTANTLY BECOMING MORE LIKEABLE THAN THE ENTIRE AUSTRALIAN TEAM