Trevor Sinclair has told fans to 'unfollow him' if they disagree with his opinions following controversy surrounding a tweet over the Queen's death.
Sinclair posted what was widely viewed to be an ill-timed tweet, which he later apologised for, The post read: "Racism was outlawed in England in the 60’s & its been allowed to thrive so why should black & brown mourn!! #queen." The tweet saw Sinclair removed from the air on talkSPORT.
And the talkSPORT pundit has now followed up the backlash by doubling down, as he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (September 14): "This is MY account. Not ours. If you don't like my posts, you can unfollow me.
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"I have my own beliefs & principles based on MY heritage & life experiences, which I will 100% maintain, even in the face of adversity. Thanks for all the support I've received."
talkSPORT were quick to condemn the initial tweet, saying: "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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And talkSPORT later added: "Trevor Sinclair will not be on air while we carry out a thorough investigation into the circumstances and timing of his tweet.
"While we respect the right of Trevor Sinclair to express his opinion on his personal Twitter account, talkSPORT does not endorse the tweet."
Sinclair had apologised for his initial tweet: "My tweet yesterday was ill-timed at a time when the royal family, and many around the world were grieving for the Queen.
"I apologise for any offence caused to those mourning The Queen."
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