‘Cricket Is Not Racism Free’, Chris Gayle narrates his experience
The West Indies star Chris Gayle took to Instagram and Twitter to ensure his share of voice in the wake of the death of black man, George Floyd, in the US.
Protests have erupted across the United States since an unarmed black man, George Floyd, died after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for several minutes while he pleaded for air. Video of the killing, recorded by a bystander, has led tothe resurgence in the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.
The West Indies star Chris Gayle took to Instagram and Twitter to ensure his share of voice in the wake of the death of George Floyd, in the US.
“Black lives matter just like any other life. Black people matter, p***k all racist people, stop taking black people for fools, even our own black people wise the p***k up and stop bringing down your own! I have traveled the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on,” Gayle wrote in his Instagram story.
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) June 1, 2020
The 40-year-old batsman stated that racism exists in football, and cricket is no exception.
“Racism is not only in football, but it’s also in cricket too. Even within teams as a black man, I get the end of the stick. Black and powerful. Black and proud,” he added.
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