I don’t care about politics behind BLM: Holding slams England, Australia for not taking a knee

By: Sports Desk |

September 11, 2020 11:16:13 am

Former West Indies quick bowler Michael Holding has lambasted England and Australia for not taking a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter motion. Both the cricketing nations have opted not to take a knee in the course of the worldwide video games.

Calling the justifications given by Australian captain Aaron Finch as ‘pretty lame’, Holding stated,” “The education around it is more important than the protest. For us, we are really proud to play a game where it is celebrated all around the world and anyone can play it. It doesn’t matter what race, what religion, what nationality you are from. Cricket is a game for everyone and I am really proud of that.”

The Australian T20 skipper was requested forward of the start of the T20I sequence final week whether or not the groups would take a knee earlier than every sport – as was the case throughout England’s sequence towards West Indies and Ireland.

The England and Pakistan groups did not take a knee throughout their Test sequence in August. Also, England and Australia did not do it throughout their T20I sequence. Above all, the English staff additionally stopped sporting the BLM emblem that was worn in the course of the West Indies sequence.

Reacting on the problem, Holding instructed Sky Sport,” You noticed the demonstrations everywhere in the world; it was not a black versus white factor. It was a matter of humanity coming collectively and deciding: ‘Listen, we need everyone to be treated equally.’

“I don’t care about any politics behind Black Lives Matter. I care about these three phrases. Black. Lives. Matter.

“It’s time for the world to accept that black lives matter and move the entire world towards that agreement and that realisation because it is obvious that we need to do something in this world if we’re going to get equality for all races and all nations,” he added.

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