Historic moment in Cricket as England and West Indies honour #BLM

Historic moment in Cricket as England and West Indies honour #BLM

- Cricket has become one of the latest sport to pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter

- England and the West Indies took a knee before the first ball was bowled and the Windies wore black gloves on their right hands

- Sport has often been used to address social and political situations facing society

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Sport has often been used to deal with social and political situations and with the current climate surrounding the #BlackLivesMatter the sport of Cricket has been used to honour the movement.

The match in question was between England and the West Indies, who have a rocky past of colonisation and inequality.

Briefly.co.za learned that the stadium was eerily empty as social distancing safety precautions due to Covid-19 created an anti-climactic atmosphere.

Before the first ball was bowled, both teams took a knee before the match started according to IOL.

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Historic moment in Cricket as England and West Indies honours #BLM

Both teams took a knee before the match started. Photo credit: Instagram/englandcricket
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The Windies wore black gloves on their right hands and hung a Black Lives Matter flag from the balcony of their dressing room.

“People will be tuning in and saying: ‘Not this again',” Nasser Hussain said. “All I’ll say to those people who say ‘not again’ is that a few weeks ago I watched a black man being killed in front of my eyes on Channel 4 news, and my natural reaction was to look away. Next time that footage came on, I forced myself to watch because I felt something inside of myself say: ‘You’ve been looking away too long.’”

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Briefly.co.za has reported earlier that Ntsiki Mazwai has weighed in on the burning issue of Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi. Lungi recently came under fire from ex-cricketers following his views on the Black Lives Matter movement.

The controversial singer has taken to social media to express that what's happening to the cricket star is proof that one has to protect "white fragility" in order to get work in Mzansi.

Ntsiki suggested that in order for blacks to survive in the country, they have to "feed the toxic white ego".

In other news, Briefly.co.za had earlier reported that a gentleman identified as Deveon Joseph who was part of a 2020 graduating class joined the Black Life Matter protest all dressed up in his full graduation gown.

The photo that was reportedly shared on social media by Nathan Aguirre, quickly went viral because of the seeming courage and passion of the young man.

In the picture, Deveon Joseph was spotted at University Ave, St. Paul, Minnesota with his graduation outfit in what looked like early moments of nightfall.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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