Broad apologises for minimum wage tweet

"I didn't mean anything by it"

“I didn’t mean anything by it”

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England pace bowler Stuart Broad has apologised for his comments about the United Kingdom’s minimum wage on Twitter.

A few days ago, Broad tweeted: “I’ve heard if you earn minimum wage in England you’re in the top 10% earners in the world. #stay #humble.”

Broad soon deleted the tweet after receiving a number of angry replies.

Following this, Broad tweeted: “No offence meant and sorry if any taken. The hashtag was aimed at myself.”

When asked to clarify his comments on Twitter, Broad told BBC’s Test Match Special: “I didn’t mean anything by it. It was purely…I was amazed by the size of the world.”

Broad once again tried to make things right by tweeting: “Clarifying my earlier tweet, I merely wanted to emphasise my amazement at just how big the world is.”

Since October 2014, the UK’s minimum wage for adults aged 21 and over has been £6.50 an hour and £5.13 an hour for people between the ages of 18 and 20.

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