After former Windies, T20 World Cup winning skipper Darren Sammy claimed racism during his tenure with SunRisers Hyderabad in the 2014 IPL, the debate about racism in sport has kicked off once again. Sammy released a video on his Instagram addressing the issue and how he feels that it is wrong.
Meanwhile, another West Indies cricketer Dwayne Bravo has opened up about the racism issue in sports. While speaking about the racism throughout the world, Bravo said, “We just want equality, we don’t want revenge or war, we just want respect.” During an Instagram Live session with former Zimbabwe pacer Pommie Mbanga, the all-rounder decided to talk about racism. While interacting with Mbanga, Bravo said, “It is sad to see what is going on around the world. As a black man, we know the history of what black people have been through. We never ask for revenge, we ask for equality and respect. That is it. We give respect to others. Why is it that we are facing this over and over.”
He further added, “I just want our brothers and sisters to know that we are powerful and beautiful. And at the end of the day, you look at some of the greats of the world, whether it is Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Jordan we have had leaders who paved the way for us.”
Bravo also said that people should be respected for what they are and there should be equality in the world.
Bravo said that now is enough and he just wants equality. He doesn’t want revenge or war, he wants respect. He said, “Now enough is enough. We just want equality. We don’t want revenge, war. We just want respect. We share love and appreciate people for who they are. That’s what is most important.”
With racism being a boiling issue in the world, many people are standing up against it and are demanding justice and equality.