The whole world is in a frenzy after the death of a black man named George Floyd in the United States due to police injuries. Athletes, like other areas, are protesting against caste discrimination from their respective positions. This time Mushfiqur Rahim, an experienced Tiger fighter, joined the journey and posted on social media with a banner that he is against racism.
The wicket-keeper batsman has always brought himself to the forefront of any social responsibility. Mushfiqur also shared his position on the issue of racism. He has posted on social media urging to say ‘no’ to racism.
In a post given from his verified Facebook page, Mushfiqur is seen standing with a placard in his hand. Where it says, ‘I hate racism. Don’t say racism ‘. The same message is written in both Bengali and English in the caption of the post. Mushfiqur also shared this message on Twitter.
আমি বর্ণবাদকে ঘৃণা করি। বর্ণবাদকে না বলুন।
I hate racism. Say NO to racism-MR 15 pic.twitter.com/3t87Z5dkTp
— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) June 14, 2020
It is to be noted that after the assassination of George Floyd, the stars of various sports around the world have been vocal from the beginning. French footballer Killian Mbappe, Borussia Dortmund’s Jaden Sancho and Ashraf Hakimi, tennis star Coco Goff, former NBA champion Steven Jackson, Los Angeles star forward LeBron James and Serena Williams are taking a stand against racism. Even the Spanish football club Barcelona has made an official statement, the players of Liverpool have expressed solidarity.
Among the cricketers, stars like Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Kumar Sangakkara, Ian Bishop have made their position clear against racism. Darren Samito has also appealed to the ICC and other cricket boards to join the protest. Darren Sammy also complained that he had to hear ‘Kalu’ calls from his teammates while playing in the IPL.