The World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy, who became the first cricketer to get vocal about racism, has slammed those former South African cricketers who went against Lungi Ngidi after he also joined Black Lives Matter campaign.
The 24-year-old Lungi Ngidi had said that his country should also stand the racial discrimination against black people like the whole world is doing. But his statement was supported by former Proteas cricketers, saying that the pacer should also speak up against the attacks on white farmers in the country.
Former Proteas stand against Lungi Ngidi:
The former wicket-keeper Rudi Steyn raised his voice against Nigdi in a Facebook post. He also got the backing of two other former cricketers Pat Symcox and Boeta Dippenaar.
“I believe the Proteas should make a stand against racism, but if they stand up for ‘Black Lives Matter’ while ignoring the way white farmers are daily being ‘slaughtered’ like animals, they have lost my vote,” wrote Steyn in his post.
Darren Sammy raises his hands in support of Ngidi:
Replying to those against Ngidi, Darren Sammy took to twitter and wrote that he was with the youngster in raising his voice.
“The fact that some past players have an issue with @NgidiLungi stance on #blacklivesmatter movement is actually the reason why we are still here today saying black lives matter. Smfh #standupbrother we here with u,” the former Windies all-rounder wrote.
Meanwhile, the Black Lives Matter campaign started after the death of black American George Floyd by a white US policeman. Floyd’ died after the policemen knelt in his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while he was begging for mercy. The video of the whole incident went viral on social media which began a whole moment against racial discrimination.