- Former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis made his stance clear on the Black Lives Matter campaign
- Du Plessis decided to break his silence in a heartfelt social media post and it touched many
- This follows the furore surrounding fast bowler Lungi Ngidi and the group of 31 cricketers who have taken a stand against racism in sport
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi came under fire after calling for the team to rally behind the Black Lives Matter movement.
Former Proteas players Rudi Steyn, Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenaar slammed Ngidi and insisted that all lives matter.
However, Ngidi has now received the support of 31 black Proteas players, who have united to try to stamp racism out of the sport.
Former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis didn't say much on the controversial issue, but broke his silence in a touching Instagram post.
Du Plessis revealed that he stood firmly behind the Black Lives Matter movement and urged South Africans to put themselves in the shoes of others.
Some snippets from his lengthy post are revealed below:
A race problem is a human race problem, if one part of the body hurts ,we all stop, we empathize, we get perspective, we learn and then we tend to the hurting part of the body.
So I am saying that all lives don’t matter UNTIL black lives matter. I’m speaking up now, because if I wait to be perfect, I never will. I want to leave a legacy of empathy. The work needs to continue for the change to come and whether we agree or disagree, conversation is the vehicle for change."
Briefly.co.za noted that the post went viral and attracted nearly 70 000 likes.
"Well said Sir this is the way to set a great example to all and lead the way."
"Took a while but at least@you getting there."
"Immense respect Captain. You are a true leader and I've always looked up to you. You've led the team through a lot of pain and crisis without giving up. You will always be my leader. Most than just a player or leader you are a beautiful human being. Really happy hearing this from you. Thank you."
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