James Anderson has deleted a tweet he posted in 2010 claiming team-mate Stuart Broad had a ‘lesbian haircut.’
The England fast bowler admitted players are anxious more tweets from the past might be dug up and admitted to making a past mistake.
It comes after some England players have deleted historical social media posts in recent days after the racist and sexist comments by Ollie Robinson were unearthed.
The Sussex all-rounder is suspended from Wednesday’s Second Test, while England are investigating another unnamed player for using a derogatory word to describe Chinese people when he was 15.
The player is unlikely to be named or disciplined by the ECB who, instead, will clarify guidelines over the sort of content players should post on social media.
Anderson, 38, mocked Broad 11 years ago with the Twitter comment: “I saw Broady’s new haircut for the first time today. Not sure about it.
“Thought he looked like a 15 yr old lesbian!”