London, June 7 : West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite posted photos of him at a Black Lives Matter march in London. He posted pics of the protest march and one alongside English footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa.
“The revolution will be televised. #blacklivesmatter,” said the former West Indies T20 captain in a caption to one of his posts.
A number of sports stars have joined anti-racism marches in the United Kingdom that have been held in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in the United States.
Heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua addressed the march that was held on Saturday. “The virus has been declared a pandemic,” Joshua said. “This is out of control. And I”m not talking about COVID-19. The virus I”m talking about is called racism.”
“We can no longer sit back and remain silent on these senseless, unlawful killings and sly racism on another human being – based on what? Only their skin colour,” the IBF, WBA and WBO world champion said.
“We need to speak out in peaceful demonstrations – just like today, so well done Watford. We must not use a demonstration for selfish motives and turn it into rioting and looting.”