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Chris Gayle Opens Up About Racism In Cricket In The Wake Of George Floyd’s Death


West Indies player Chris Gayle has expressed his anguish over George Floyd’s death due to racism. Gayle took to social media and expressed that ‘Black lives matter’. An African-American man named George Floyd passed away after having a knee pressed into his neck by a police officer named Derek Chauvin. The incident took place in the United States which has shocked the world.

Sports personalities such as footballer Jadon Sancho, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, Basketball legend Micheal Jordan are few athletes that have asked justice for George Floyd. Chris Gayle too joined the list and on his Instagram story he wrote “Black lives matter just like any other”.

Chris Gayle opens up about racism in cricket

The West Indies cricketer also added that Racism in sports is not restricted to just football. He revealed that racism exists in Cricket too. Gayle also pointed out that he has visited the world and has faced racism multiple times as he is “black”.

“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 travelled 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

Gayle added, “ 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”.

The police officer that was identified who pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Along with him, three other officers have been immediately fired after the video of Floyd’s death went viral.

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