England captain Joe Root to Shannon Gabriel: ‘Nothing wrong with being gay’

Joe Root has suggested West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel said something he “might regret” during an on-field exchange.

England’s captain appeared to tell Gabriel “there’s nothing wrong with being gay” while batting on day three of the third Test in St Lucia, with the comments apparently picked up on television via the stump microphone.

Gabriel’s part of the conversation did not seem to be audible but the Trinidadian was spoken to by at least one of the on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Rod Tucker, about his language.

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