The tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota has left the entire United States in shock. Protests have emerged across the country as people unite against racism and discrimination. Floyd passed away last week after being choked to death. In a video which had gone viral on social media, Floyd can be heard pleading “please, I can’t breathe” as a police officer knelled on his neck for around nine minutes.
Soon after the tragic incident, celebrities across the world took to social media to speak up against racism which is prevalent in several sections of the society in countries across the world. West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle also joined the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement as he opened on racism in cricket on social media.
. “Black lives matter just like any other life! Black people matters. P***k all racists people. Stop taking black people for fools! Even our own black people, wise tha P***k up and stop bringing down your own ffs!!!” Gayle wrote in his Instagram story.
“I’ve travel the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I’m Black, believe me…the list goes on!!! Racism is not only in football, it’s in cricket too!! Even within teams as a Black man I get the end of the stick!!! Black Powerful! Black & Proud!” the ‘Universe Boss’ added.