TV footage from a recent test match between England and the West Indes has been shared over social media after England player Joe Root was heard scolding a player from the opposing team for the language he used. Footage only showed root responding to the player, saying “There is nothing wrong with being gay.” The original comment from Gabriel was not picked up, and Joe Root has not revealed what was said. England Cricket club has said no further action will be taken.
After the incident, Root said: “You’re playing Test cricket, people will look at this game as a dead rubber but it certainly doesn’t feel like that when you’re playing for your country – everything counts, every opportunity counts.
“You can see that in the way he approaches the game and that’s how I feel about it as well.
“Sometimes things are said on the field but they should stay on the field. I think they can sometimes be caught in the moment and not always say what you want to say or think you’re saying.
“I think you should leave it there.”
Richard Pybus, the West Indies coach said nothing has been reported yet, but the team will review the incident and address what could be done.
Talking after the test match, he said: “I think the fast bowlers are always going to try and impose themselves on the game.
“It’s always a proper tussle out there. I think it is pretty standard.
“The series has been played in exceptional spirit, I wouldn’t want to pre-empt anything.
“Shannon is a proper old-school fast bowler, I think we need to find out if there is anything behind the rumours and then we’ll address it.”
Is Joe Root married?
Joe Root is married to wife Carrie Cotterell, and is soon to celebrate an anniversary.
The couple were engaged in March 2016, and later married in 2018.
The cricketer took to instagram with a loved-up photo of the couple to celebrate.
He captioned the photo “what a day! #MrsRoot”.
They have one child together, son Alfred William Root born on January 7 2017.