Alex Hales clarifies his viral photo with black face, offers apology »FirstSportz

Alex Hales sorry
Alex Hales sorry

British cricket has been dealt another blow as the series of racism continues and the latest cricketer to be dragged into the quagmire is Alex Hales. A photo of the British cricketer competing on social media, in which Hales can be seen blackfaced at a party.

The image first appeared in The Sun and has served as fuel for the fire that has been raging over allegations of racism during the UK county championship. It all started at Azeem Rafiq, a Pakistani-born artist brought accusations of institutional racism against Yorkshire in 2008-09.

Alex Hales erases the atmosphere around the photo

Alex Hales
Alex Hales

After causing an uproar about the image, Alex Hales stepped forward to clear the air. On Instagram, Hales shared a video clarifying the issue. The England player shared that the image was from a fancy dress party, where he chose to dress up as Tupac Shakur, his favorite musician.

“The theme is musicians and Tupac was, is and will always be my favorite musician, so I went like him. I clearly realize that this is extremely disrespectful and I would like to apologize for all the offense this has no doubt caused,” he said. “On my behalf it was extremely reckless and stupid, so I want to apologize for that, apologize to the club for the shame it has caused them.”

Hales has been entangled in the heart of storms many times in his career because of his off-field antics. He continued to withdraw them as he apologized. “I guess my twenties were full of mistakes like that, reckless mistakes off the pitch that cost me, family disappointment, teammates disappointment, friends, close relationships that I had during my twenties.

Some of these decisions I will regret for the rest of my life, and over the past few years, stepping away from the limelight for a bit has given me the opportunity to try and better myself as a person. way as a human, continue to play better cricket, but better beyond the field. It’s something that I feel like I’ve done and I’m continuing to strive to do,“He added.

Alex Hales is currently being investigated by the England and Wales Cricket Council over the “black face” photo. Earlier, Rafiq alleged that Hales named his dog Kevin, a word used to describe players of Asian descent by a former British cricketer.

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