West Indies’ star cricketer Daren Sammy has urged ICC to stand strong against racism. Recently George Floyd was killed and Sammy took all sentiments and emotions with him to stand and speak through social networking website twitter.
In a series of tweets, t20 world cup winner asks all cricket boards including cricket’s biggest governing council ICC to step up against Black color racism that many people suffer around the globe and cricket is not left with the racism mark.
“ICC and all the other boards are you guys not seeing what’s happening to ppl like me? Are you not gonna speak against the social injustice against my kind. This is not only about America. This happens everyday #BlackLivesMatter now is not the time to be silent. I wanna hear u,” Sammy said in a tweet.
“Right now if the cricket world not standing against the injustice against people of color after seeing that last video of that foot down the next of my brother you are also part of the problem.”
“For too long black people have suffered. I’m all the way in St Lucia and I’m frustrated If you see me as a teammate then you see #GeorgeFloyd Can you be part of the change by showing your support. #BlackLivesMatter.”
Not only Sammy, but also his former team mate Chris Gayle spoke and wrote against such ugly side of the society.
“Black lives matter just as any other life! Black People Matters! Phuck all racists people! Stop taking black ppl for [email protected] Even our own black ppl, wise tha phuck up and stop bringing down your own ffs!!!” Gayle said.
“I’ve travel the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I’m Black, believe me..the list goes on!!”
“Racism is not only in football, it’s in cricket too!! Ever within teams as a Black man I get the end of the stick!! Black Powerful! Black & Proud!”