Ex-Man City player Trevor Sinclair criticised for controversial ‘mourn’ tweet shortly after Queen’s death

Trevor Sinclair at Man City in 2003 Credit: GettyTrevor Sinclair at Man City in 2003 Credit: Getty
Trevor Sinclair at Man City in 2003 Credit: Getty
Trevor Sinclair has been slammed on social media for the post on Twitter.

Ex-Manchester City star Trevor Sinclair has been criticised by fellow ex-professionals for a controversial tweet posted shortly after the Queen’s death on Thursday.

The TalkSport pundit has also been lambasted on social media by a string of people for his post around an hour after the monarch’s death was announced that evening.

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What did Trevor Sinclair tweet?

The former City and QPR player posted a tweet with spelling mistakes which was later deleted and reposted with the typos removed.

It said: ““Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & its been allowed to thrive so why should black & brown mourn!! #queen”

Angry responses pointed to Sinclair’s previous conviction among them. In 2018, Sinclair lost his role working as a pundit for the BBC after being convicted of drink driving and racially abusing a policeman.

Trevor Sinclair at Man City in 2003 Credit: GettyTrevor Sinclair at Man City in 2003 Credit: Getty
Trevor Sinclair at Man City in 2003 Credit: Getty

Fellow former professionals also waded in to criticise Sinclair’s tweet.

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Among them was Blackpool legend, and former Wigan Athletic striker, Brett Ormerod, who said: “Wow, no words Trev, you clearly have a short memory.

“The queen has been a beacon of hope for everything and everyone, very bad timing.

“I really don’t agree with you on this and you’re the one with the racism conviction, not her. You’re so wrong on this.”

Fellow talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan, who often works on the same show with Sinclair and Jim White, also weighed in on the debate.

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“I’m really not sure that is an appropriate thought, let alone tweet,” he wrote.

A statement from TalkSport on Twitter said: “We have been trying to make contact with Trevor Sinclair following opinions expressed on his Twitter account. talkSPORT does not support those views expressed and is investigating the matter.

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