Over the last one week, old social media posts of several England cricketers have come back to haunt them and off-spinner Dom Bess could be another victim of it.
Bess's Instagram posts, dating back to 2013, allegedly mocking India's national anthem and MS Dhoni are now doing the rounds.
The first screenshot shared by the netizens is of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy when India travelled to England to participate in the marquee event.
In the viral Instagram post, Bess writes: “One of the funniest national anthems”.
In another screenshot, the off-spinner seems to be mocking the legendary Dhoni. The Instagram post shows that the former India skipper is choosing his bat from the set of 5-6 willows and Bess called him 'Stupid' for the same.
As soon as the posts resurfaced, Indian fans took to Twitter and demanded strict action against Dom Bess.
Notably, ECB on Sunday (June 6) suspended Ollie Robinson, who made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s last week, pending an investigation into his racist and sexist tweets dating back to 2012-13, for which the pacer has already tendered an unconditional public apology.
A day after Robinson’s suspension, old tweets from England's white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler also emerged which seem to be written in a way that mocks the English language used by Indian fans.
Meanwhile, ECB is reportedly probing one more current England player for his old posts on the micro-blogging site.
The old tweets of the player in question were dug by wisden.com, which chose to obscure the identity of the player as he had not reached the age of 16 at that time.