CA forced to apologise after Panesar tweet

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Cricket Australia have again been forced to apologise for an employee's attempt at comedy, after a picture of fans dressed as Teletubbies and wearing turbans on Twitter caused some upset.

Cricket Australia have again been forced to apologise for an employee's attempt at comedy, after a picture of fans dressed as Teletubbies and wearing turbans on Twitter caused some upset.

The CA Twitter feed wrote in conjunction with the image, "Would the real Monty Panesar please stand up?" and this prompted furious reactions, with fans accusing CA of casual racism for implying that all Indian people look the same, and such.

"We certainly apologise for any offense caused with the tweet. It wasn't our intention to offend and it has promptly been removed from Twitter," a CA spokesperson said.

"To reiterate, if the tweet was interpreted in a manner that offended Twitter followers, we certainly apologise for that. This has been addressed internally and CA acknowledges it was an error of judgement."

This is the second time in a week that CA have had to apologise relating to a Panesar comment, after the stadium announcer in Alice Springs was sacked for announcing the England spinner's name in a mocking Indian accent.

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