sport news West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel caught up in homophobia storm

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel caught up in homophobia storm as he is warned for foul language in fiery third Test in St Lucia Tensions boiled over in the final Test between England and West Indies Shannon Gabriel and Joe Root involved in verbal exchange after lunch Footage appeared to show Root saying 'there's nothing wrong with being gay' He later refused to confirm what had provoked his comments Referee Jeff Crowe satisfied no homphobic language had been detected

By Richard Gibson for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:55 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 23:51 GMT, 11 February 2019

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Shannon Gabriel was caught up in a homophobia storm after he was warned by the umpires for using foul and abusive language towards Joe Root.

Tensions boiled over in the final Test of the Wisden Trophy but umpires Rod Tucker and Kumar Dharmasena did not lay a charge against West Indies fast bowler Gabriel, believing their on-field intervention was sufficient.

Footage from Sky Sports emerged on social media that appeared to suggest England captain Root said 'there's nothing wrong with being gay' in reply to Gabriel in the 44th over of the

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