The Daily Telegraph

Sinclair suspended by Talksport after ‘don’t mourn’ tweet

- By Tom Morgan and Mike Mcgrath

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”.

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