Chris Gayle, in his Instagram story, wrote “black lives matter identical to every other life”.© AFP
West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle on Monday stated that racism exists in cricket too and it’s not simply restricted to soccer. His comment comes as ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests are going down all through the US after an African-American man — George Floyd — handed away after having a knee pressed into his neck by a police officer recognized as Derek Chauvin.
“Black lives matter identical to every other life. Black individuals matter, p***ok all racist individuals, cease taking black individuals for fools, even our personal black individuals sensible the p***ok up and cease bringing down your individual! I’ve travelled the globe and expertise racial remarks in the direction of me as a result of I’m black, imagine me, the listing goes on,” Gayle wrote in his Instagram story.
“Racism isn’t solely in soccer, it is in cricket too. Even inside groups as a black man, I get the tip of the stick. Black and highly effective. Black and proud,” he added.
Ever for the reason that demise of Floyd, protests erupted from demonstrations in cities from San Francisco to Boston.
The officer who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck has been charged with third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter.
He and three different officers have been fired from the drive as nicely after the video of Floyd’s loss of life emerged.
Earlier as we speak, an over 200-year-old historic St John’s church close to White Home was vandalised and set on hearth as protests over the loss of life of Floyd escalated into rioting and a number of fires have been seen in Washington and different US cities.
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