The Daily Telegraph
Sinclair suspended by Talksport after ‘don’t mourn’ tweet
TREVOR SINCLAIR has been stood down by Talksport amid investigations after he suggested black and Asian communities should not mourn the Queen.
The radio station confirmed the former England footballer “will not be on air” while it establishes the “circumstances and timing” of his tweet.
Two hours after the Queen’s death, Sinclair tweeted: “Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & its [sic] been allowed to thrive so why should black & brown mourn!! #queen.”
In an internal Talksport email seen by Telegraph Sport, Lee Clayton, head of the station, also asked “all representatives of the Talksport brand to refrain from posting any derogatory or contentious remarks on social media in light of the current news events”.