‘Blackout Tuesday’ campaign : Sports Fratenity stands strong for solidarity against George Floyd’s death

Sports Fraternity joined ‘Blackout Tuesday’ to mark solidarity with protests against the killing of George Floyd.George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States. People from across the globe have been reacting to the killing and the subsequent protests.#BlackLivesMatter has been among the most-discussed topics on social media over the last few days

Sports Star including Ab de Villers, Chris Gayle,  Dwayne Bravo and also others Football clubs like Arsenal FC, Bayern Munich Joined the Blackout Tuesday campaign by posting a plain black image on Instagram. Reacting to the alarming conditions following Floyd’s death, a plethora of sports athletes have opted to use the power of social media to address the racism issue and police brutality in the United States.

 

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It really should not need saying and it is depressing that, in 2020, it seems to need saying #blackouttuesday

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NO TO RACISM #blackouttuesday

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This past week has been so dark. I have failed to keep hold of my emotions. I have felt so much anger, sadness and disbelief in what my eyes have seen. I am completely overcome with rage at the sight of such blatant disregard for the lives of our people. The injustice that we are seeing our brothers and sisters face all over the world time and time again is disgusting, and MUST stop. So many people seem surprised, but to us unfortunately, it is not surprising. Those of us who are black, brown or in between, see it everyday and should not have to feel as though we were born guilty, don’t belong, or fear for our lives based on the colour of our skin. Will Smith said it best, racism is not getting worse, it’s being filmed. Only now that the world is so well equipped with cameras has this issue been able to come to light in such a big way. It is only when there are riots and screams for justice that the powers that be cave in and do something, but by then it is far too late and not enough has been done. It took hundreds of thousands of peoples complaints and buildings to burn before officials reacted and decided to arrest Derek Chauvin for murder, and that is sad. Unfortunately, America is not the only place where racism lives and we continue to fail as humans when we cannot stand up for what is right. Please do not sit in silence, no matter the colour of your skin. Black Lives Matter. #blackouttuesday ✊?

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Black Lives Matter ? #BlackOutTuesday

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United we stand. #blackouttuesday ??

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Black lives matter ! #blackouttuesday

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Black Lives Matter ???? #BlackOutTuesday

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#BlackOutTuesday✊?

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#BlackOutTuesday #RedsAgainstRacism

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#blackouttuesday

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