Jofra Archer had been subjected to racist jibes by the audiences during the first Test match at the Bay Oval. The England all-rounder took to social media and complained about the same. Kane Williamson also apologized to Archer for the racist chants. Now, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford who has always spoken against racism has also lauded Archer and said that the England all-rounder is already a national hero in response to the tweet where he complained about racial insults. The Manchester United player asked him to the bygones be bygones and move on with the incident. The football star further asked Archer to do his own thing. Jofra Archer Claims Racial Abuse By a Spectator, New Zealand Cricket Tenders Apology.
Replying to Jofra Archer, he took to Twitter and wrote, “Unreal talent and already a national hero. Deserve better bro so just keep doing your thing. You still up for that challenge?” Archer’s tweet about the racist jibe was taken seriously by the New Zealand Cricket Board and even released a statement apologizing to the England cricketer. Check out Rashford’s tweet below:
Unreal talent and already a national hero. Deserve better bro so just keep doing your thing 👊🏿
You still up for that challenge? 👀
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) November 25, 2019
New Zealand Cricket Board is leaving no stone unturned to find the culprit and are looking out into the matter quite closely. “Although security providers at the venue were unable to locate the perpetrator, NZC will be examining CCTV footage and making further inquiries tomorrow in an endeavour to identify the man responsibly,” the statement read. It was New Zealand who walked away with the win by an innings and 65 runs.