The tweet was posted from a popular Twitter account Fesshole, where users can post anonymous tweets.
An anonymous tweet claiming to be from a former England international has caused quite a stir on social media, leading to speculation regarding the identity of the player behind the post. The tweet was posted from a popular Twitter account Fesshole, where users can post anonymous tweets. The Twitter handle has more than 90,000 followers.
Talking about the tweet that is raising a number of eyebrows, the unidentified former player or anyone else stated that while he played for England, his heart always remained with a different national team. He also said that he always wants England to end up on the losing side. It should be noted that England’s cricket team has been filled with players of different nationalities for years now.
At present, players who have roots in South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand, Barbados as well as Pakistan are plying their trade for the team. The diversity in the team is also one of the main reasons behind the team’s recent success. Last year, England won their first-ever World Cup with Barbados-born Jofra Archer bowling the all-important super over in the final.
“I’m a retired professional cricketer who managed to play a handful of times for England. Although I did my best for them, it was just a job for me. I support another national team quite fervently, and secretly always want England to lose,” read the tweet.
Here is the tweet
I’m a retired professional cricketer who managed to play a handful of times for England. Although I did my best for them, it was just a job for me. I support another national team quite fervently, and secretly always want England to lose.
— Fesshole 🙏 ⚫️ (@fesshole) November 3, 2020
Reactions to the tweet
Unsurprisingly, the tweet has caused a stir on social media and led to speculations over the identity of the player behind the post. Despite the post stating that the player only represented England ‘a handful of times’, Twitter users were quick to suggest Kevin Pietersen as a possible candidate. The former England batsman has South African roots.
You play yourself down Kevin.
— Brian O’Flaherty (@Flatsy1) November 3, 2020
KP. Nailed on. https://t.co/yzZMRrOOBh
— Dead Deer (@DTFooty) November 3, 2020
He wants to remain anonymous so I’ll only use his first name…I’m speaking to Kevin in Little Oakley https://t.co/GWfQkBk3zC
— Adam (@Adam_Price17) November 3, 2020
KP speaks.. https://t.co/4u8tuwovQk
— Crag Manly 🚧📉 (@lennylaw) November 3, 2020
That you, @KP24? https://t.co/5dw8eB0bLa
— Joe Black 🇿🇼 (@joeblackzw) November 3, 2020
Other users claimed that the tweet was made by former England players born outside of England like Owais Shah, Nick Compton and Boyd Rankin. One user even posted a list of players who were born outside of England and represented the country in less than 20 Tests.
List of retired England test players born overseas with < 20 caps:
Take your pick! 🙂
My money is on Hollioake!
— Tim Sutton (@SonOfBaccus) November 3, 2020
Top three likelihood for me;
1. Gavin Hamilton
2. Boyd Rankin
3. Ed Joyce
Curve ball – Darren Pattinson https://t.co/PGwc5YKqJ0
— Chris Ward (@yorker129_7) November 3, 2020
Nice one @KP24
— 🚜 (@KraancheeNaartz) November 3, 2020
You shock me, Sir Geoffrey.
— ProfDavidWhitehead 3.5% 🇪🇺🌊🐶🍷🎶 (@profdwh) November 3, 2020
… also my grandfather played 75 tests for England.
— Andy Rockall (@Statto_74) November 3, 2020
My guess would be Boyd Rankin
— Peter Clarke (@Petebuddle) November 3, 2020