Gabriel’s banter is clearly inappropriate on a cricket field, but isn’t it interesting that a question to a grown man, ‘Why are you smiling? Do you like boys?’ was interpreted by Root, the ICC authorities, pundits and many in wider society who applauded Root’s response, as a reference to being gay not as a reference to being a paedophile. I wonder why so?About this websiteBBC.CO.UKShannon Gabriel sorry for asking Joe Root if he ‘liked boys’West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel claims he asked England’s Joe Root if he “liked boys” during the third Test but has apologised for his words.6Mike Royal and 5 others32 Comments3 SharesLikeShow more reactionsCommentShare
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- Dawn Martin I know that I should probably just ignore this comment, but why must you persist in repeatedly posting your story on Joe‘s Facebook posts where it has no context or bearing?
This is not the first time that you’ve tried to hijack his posts to highlight your own situation and quite frankly I find it disrespectful. Joe is polite enough not to engage with you on this but you are using his Facebook profile to promote your own agenda. You need to stop.4Hide or report this
- Mandi Halpin Well said Dawn.
Facebook Memories 18th February 2019. A message from Rev. Joe Aldred after reading the www.express.co.uk Royal Cleric: Referendum bred racism By Adam Helliker makes me want to rant and rave about the hypocrites. But I will not, as I have made pledges to go back to the time before my father was stricken with Parkinson’s disease and throw my life into turmoil. However, I will unpick the messages and point out the hypocrisy to anyone who might be interested in why Christians are sometimes given a bad reputation?
Joe Aldred: Good morning Mervelee. I trust you are well. MM Analysis 1: Can someone please explain why a person who professes to be clued in would be asking me such a question? JA: I am not comfortable with the way you are using my fb page to air your personal challenges. MM Analysis 2: As I have said in my message on the Facebook Page to Dawn Martin and his loyal followers. Why did Joe Aldred not contacted me before this? Others have done so. So am I to assume that as he chooses to describe my “Personal Challenges”. Has he finds it in his heart to stop long enough to find out the impact on me, why I might not be well?
JA: I hope you can tone this down or I will be forced to delete them. MM Analysis 3: For someone who is supposed to be an advocate of inclusion. I find it strange that Joe Aldred feels the need to be acting like some “big girl’s blouse“. If we had not met each other in person on a few occasions, I would be taking a totally different view on this. So Mr. Rev Joe Aldred go ahead and delete them, with my blessings. JA: If you want to do personal campaigns then you should consider doing this on your own page. MM Analysis 4: Let me direct you to https://fight4justiceadvocacy.business.site. Let me hope you will not be claiming that I take your photo down as well. Seeing that you don’t want anything to do with me. JA: I hope you understand and can indeed tone the personal posts down. MM Analysis 5: Now that you have the “guts” to come out and send me this message, I certainly will respect your wishes.
Rev Joe Aldred: Hi Mervelee. Hope you’re well. I do not wish to have this conversation on my FB Page. MM Analysis 1: Can Joe Aldred be more explicit about what conversation he is talking about, please? JA: As you know I have a lot of following on my page. MM Analysis 2: What did I tell you about these egotistical people? Have you stopped to look at the people who are your followers and what contributions they are making to your debate? If not go back to read www.express.co.uk. Royal Cleric: Referendum bred racism.
JA: Quite a few have mentioned your frequent posts and their personal nature. MM Analysis 3: Here we go again so let me direct you all to https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions/ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-2300047-2016. Have any of those who mention my post actually know what they are about. But as a person who met me on a few occasion, has it ever crossed your mind to find out why I am using your FB to share my story?
JA: So these currently mentioning it are not the first. MM Analysis 4: Your statement here just proves my point. I will tell you that I am not surprised by any of this. For the reasons that whether we want to accept it or not discrimination is embedded in us. Because of our heritage. And the experiences from the Middle Passage. Don’t matter how we try to cover it up, it will come out.
JA: I am very accommodating but it is best that your posts are kept on your own Facebook page rather than inserted into other conversations on other people’s including mine. MM Analysis 5: I will leave you to stew in your ignorance, or you can study the General Data Protection Regulators (GDPR). Whilst you are at it you can educate your followers and do them a favour. JA: I tend to clean up my page and tags others have included me in. MM Analysis 6: By now I thought you and your followers would know the Rules Of Social Media?
JA: You are loved and much appreciated but a little toning down of your campaigns on my page will be appreciated. MM Analysis 7: Please stop patronising me. JA: I also like my friends to be kind to each other – MM Analysis 8: You must take responsibility and be accountable for all of this blowing out of proportion. I am sure by now, I don’t need to tell my why this is your own doing? But if you want I can do another blog about hypocrisy.
After that you can keep up with my Fight4justice campaign and my progress with www.judicialombudsman.gov.uk. Going to write a celebration testimony for my son celebrating 23 years of married life on the 19th February 2019. At no stage in my life of struggles was giving up an option. Keep your platitude about love for your followers.