Alex Hales, a star of England’s T20 World Cup team, was censured for a blackface photo

One of their heroes, Alex Hales, has been censured for an old social media photo that showed him posing in blackface, just days after England won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the second time after defeating Pakistan in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Alex Hales, the champion of England’s T20 World Cup, has received criticism over a previous social media post in which he was depicted wearing blackface.

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s regulation 3.3, which deals with actions “which may be harmful to the interests of cricket,” was broken, according to the 32-year-old, who accepted his wrongdoing. 

Response towards Alex Hale “Mr. Hales has recognized that he would not dress in that way today, but at the time he did not think his acts were racist or insulting.