England star Jofra Archer backs Ben Stokes over newspaper report – ‘What’s the purpose?’

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Jofra Archer has joined his England team-mates in backing Ben Stokes after a newspaper reported a story on his private life.

Stokes was backed by England team-mates Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Joe Denly on social media this week.

And Archer, who won the Cricket World Cup alongside Stokes this summer, has followed suit.

The England bowler says he cannot understand the reasoning behind publishing the story about Stokes’ personal life.

Archer told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain: “I think they crossed a line and gone even further passed the line.

“He wasn’t even born at the time. I don’t think he would even have known until he was 15.

“I don’t get why they would post that anyone especially after the summer we had. I can’t understand. What’s the purpose?”

Stokes posted a lengthy statement on social media condemning the story.

The all-rounder wrote: “Today the Sun has seen fit to publish extremely painful, sensitive and personal details concerning events in the private lives of my family, going back more than 31 years.

“It is hard to find words that adequately describe such low and despicable behaviour, disguised as journalism. I cannot conceive of anything more immoral, heartless or contemptuous to the feelings and circumstances of my family.

“For more than three decades, my family has worked hard to deal with the private trauma inevitably associated with these events and has taken great care to keep private what were deeply personal and traumatic events. On Saturday, the Sun sent a ‘reporter’ to my parents’ home in New Zealand to question them, out of the blue, on this incredibly upsetting topic. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Sun think it is acceptable to sensationalise our personal tragedy for their front page.

“To use my name as an excuse to shatter the privacy and private lives of – in particular- my parents, is utterly disgusting. I am aware that my public profile brings with it consequences for me that I accept entirely. But I will not allow my public profile to be used as an excuse to invade the rights of my parents, my wife, my children or other family members. They are entitled to a private life of their own. The decision to publish these details has grave and lifelong consequences for my mum in particular.

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