'Don't you see what's happening': Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle join the bandwagon against Racism, George Floyd's killing
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Hours after, the terrific 'six machine' Chris Gayle highlighted that as a black man he gets the 'end of the stick', former West Indies captain Darren Sammy took to Twitter and urged the ICC and rest of the Cricket Boards worldwide to speak up against the racism which 'happens everyday'.
"Are you not gonna speak up against the social injustice against my kind.(?)," asked Darren on Twitter.
In a series on tweets, Darren Sammy highlighted the inter racist fault lines which even till this date continue to define the socio-economic realm for Black people worldwide.
Darren asked people on Twitter that whether they would like to be the 'part of change' by showing their support:
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
June 2, 2020
In the next tweet, Darren Sammy, while highlighting that this (racism) happens everyday, questioned ICC and rest of the Cricket governing bodies worldwide, that do they not see what's happening to the people of colour?
. @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
June 2, 2020
In the penultimate tweet, Darren pointed out to those from the cricket world, who are not standing against the injustice meted out to the People of Color after seeing the video of George Floyd being pinned to unconsciousness and finally to death, then they are also the 'part of the problem' :
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.— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 1, 2020
Earlier, West Indies Cricket legend Chris Gayle also took to social media and wrote in an Instagram story that titled 'Black Lives Matter, just as any other life!'
The Royal Challengers Bangalore opener also stated that while travelling worldwide he has experienced racial remarks on him just because of his skin colour.
"I have travelled the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on," Chris stated.
"Racism is not only in football, it's in cricket too. Even within teams as a black man, I get the end of the stick. Black and powerful. Black and proud," Gayle added.
This is not the first time that Chris Gayle has voiced out his concerns against systemic racism. Gayle has dedicated a full chapter in his autobiography "Six Machine", that even in his native country in Jamaica, lighter-skinned players are favoured, while adding an instant when he was told that, ‘We can’t have this Chris leading his country. His background doesn’t suit us.’
Posted By: Abhinav Gupta