Yorkshire have responded to a series of comments after announcing on Twitter that bowler Adil Rashid was heading to Mecca with his family to make the Hajj pilgrimage; “Yorkshire CCC will not tolerate any comments which could be deemed offensive”
Last Updated: 09/07/22 11:56am
Yorkshire have said they will block followers on their social media sites who post anything which is “deemed offensive”.
The White Rose county have responded to a series of comments after announcing on Twitter that bowler Adil Rashid was heading to Mecca with his family to make the Hajj pilgrimage.
Yorkshire said: “Yorkshire CCC will not tolerate any comments which could be deemed offensive. For this reason we will be removing offensive comments and blocking those who post them from this page.”
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In an earlier tweet, Yorkshire wished Rashid and his family a safe journey and “a very warm Hajj”.
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The club said: “Yorkshire and England leg-spinner Adil Rashid will be completing his Hajj today.
“We wish Adil and his family a very warm Hajj Mubarak, and a safe journey. To all that are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha this weekend, we wish a very warm Eid Mubarak. #OneRose.”
In November last year, Rashid publicly supported county team-mate Azeem Rafiq’s allegation of racism against former England captain and Yorkshire team-mate Michael Vaughan.
Rafiq claimed Vaughan made racist comments to a group of Asian team-mates during his time playing for Yorkshire and Rashid later issued a statement confirming he also recalled the incident.
Vaughan, who has denied the allegations, stepped back from his role as a pundit with the BBC last month.