Black lives matter just like all others: Chris Gayle furious with George Floyd death: West Indies cricket legend Chris Gayle on Monday joined a bandwagon of sports activities stars condemning the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck.
Black lives matter just like all others: Chris Gayle furious with George Floyd death
A video footage of George Floyd’s arrest went viral on social media on the day of his demise on Could 25 through which a white police officer may be seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd for practically 9 minutes earlier than he died.
Derek Chauvin, the since-fired 44-year-old police officer concerned within the incident, has been charged with third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter. He was launched on $500,000 bail and is because of seem in courtroom on June 8, in keeping with jail information.
The 46-year-old George Floyd’s demise has triggered huge outrage and unrest with the imposition of curfews in dozens of cities throughout the US, whereas in London an indication was held in help of the #BlackLivesMatter motion.
Gayle wrote on social media that racism is a matter that exists even in cricket and even he has confronted it being a black man.
“Black lives matter similar to every other life. Black folks matter, p***okay all racist folks, cease taking black folks for fools, even our personal black folks smart the p***okay up and cease bringing down your individual! I’ve travelled the globe and expertise racial remarks in the direction of me as a result of I’m black, imagine me, the record goes on.
“Racism will not be solely in soccer, it is in cricket too. Even inside groups as a black man, I get the tip of the stick. Black and highly effective. Black and proud,” Gayle wrote in his Instagram story.
In response to prosecutors, preliminary findings from an official post-mortem final week stated the mixed results of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system and his underlying well being points, together with coronary heart illness, doubtless contributed to his demise.
However Floyd’s household deliberate to announce the findings of an unbiased post-mortem into his demise.
Sports activities figures reminiscent of Formulation One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford additionally took to social media to precise their anger and disappointment on the incident.
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 1, 2020
“I see these of you who’re staying silent, a few of you the largest of stars but you keep silent within the midst of injustice,” wrote Hamilton.
“Not an indication from anyone in my trade which in fact is a white dominated sport. I’m one of many solely folks of color there but I stand alone,” he added.