New Delhi: Star West Indies opener Chris Gayle on Monday stated racism is not there only in soccer however in cricket additionally, stressing on the truth that black lives matter, in the wake of George Floyd’s loss of life which has brought about large outrage throughout the United States.
“Black lives matter just like any other life! Black people matters. P***k all racists people. Stop taking black people for fools! Even our own black people, wise tha P***k up and stop bringing down your own ffs!!!” Gayle wrote in his Instagram story.
“I’ve journey the globe and expertise racial remarks in direction of me as a result of I’m Black, imagine me…the listing goes on!!!
“Racism is not only in soccer, it’s in cricket too!! Even inside groups as a Black man I get the top of the stick!!! Black Powerful! Black & Proud!” the ‘Universe Boss’ added.
Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford has additionally stated the society seems to be extra divided than ever in the wake of Floyd’s loss of life.
“I know you guys haven’t heard from me in a few days. I’ve been trying to process what is going on in the world,” he stated in a Twitter publish on Monday.
“At a time I’ve been asking folks to return collectively, work collectively and be united, we seem to me extra divided than ever. People are hurting and other people want solutions.
“Black lives matter. Black tradition issues. Black communities matter. We matter.”
Floyd, aged 46, died final week shortly after Derek Chauvin, a police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck although he repeatedly pleaded, “I can’t breathe,” and “please, I can’t breathe”.
Earlier, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton slammed the silence of fellow racers on Floyd’s loss of life.
Hamiton took to social media to criticise fellow racers and said he stays the only one to lift his voice towards the ‘injustice’.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan additionally expressed his grief and outrage over the tragic loss of life.