Mark Fish apologises for offending people saying: "All lives matter"

Mark Fish apologises for offending people saying: "All lives matter"

- Mark Fish has landed himself in hot water with social media users after he liked a post online that was critical of the Black Lives Movement and Siya Kolisi's video on the subject

- Some people branded him a racist for saying that all lives matter in defence of his position

- Mark has since apologised for offending people but stands by his view that all lives matter

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Former Bafana Bafana footballer Mark Fish has been caught up in controversy and been labelled a “denialist of the legitimacy of Black Lives Matter”.

This was after he liked a post online which was critical of the Black Lives Matter movement and Siya Kolisi's video on the subject on Instagram.

Briefly.co.za learned that this resulted in him trending on Twitter with people voicing their opinions on the matter, with some accusing him of being a racist.

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Mark Fish apologises for offending people saying: "All lives matter"

Mark Fish has represented South Africa in football and has a foundation to help develop the sport. Photo credit: @The Mark Fish Foundation
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It created quite an uproar online and he was slammed for his position.

He took to social media to apologise:

“Sorry to offend many people, I certainly am not a racist but I'm a firm believer that all people matter, so all lives matter,” he tweeted.

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He defended his position on the subject with his religious belief that in God's eyes all lives matter.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has finally spoken out about Black Lives Matter. He posted a serious video on Instagram where he expressed himself and how he felt about the movement.

Kolisi shared his experiences growing up as a black child in a world that made him feel like his life did not matter.

In other news, former Springbok captain John Smit has reacted to current Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's powerful video he released on Instagram in which he shares his thoughts about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Kolisi's post was sincere and from the heart where he explained how his experience as a child growing up in the townships made him feel as if he didn't have any value.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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