Sport / World / NFL

‘I am not a racist': South African cricket star De Kock relents over refusal to take a knee, apologizes to teammates

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

‘I am not a racist': South African cricket star De Kock relents over refusal to take a knee, apologizes to teammates

South African cricketer Quinton de Kock has reversed his decision not to take a knee prior to games in the ongoing T20 World Cup after a mini media storm was ignited within the sport when he initially defied team orders to do so.
De Kock, 28, said in a statement that he is now "more than happy" to take a knee prior to games in the tournament in the United Arab Emirates and has denied that he is a "racist" for refusing to join his teammates in making the social justice gesture, missing his team's game with the West Indies as a result.
Cricket South Africa demanded that their team show solidarity with the protest, which was popularized several years ago by NFL player Colin Kaepernick and has since been employed by the 'Black Lives Matter' movement as a protest against various forms of discrimination.
Their requirement to do so came after players opted for various different stances ahead of last week's game with Australia, with the CSA asking for a more unified demonstration from their players ahead of...

Continue reading ...

 








Substitute drivers able to cover most Chapel Hill-Carrboro City bus routes

Substitute drivers able to cover most Chapel Hill-Carrboro City bus routes

After Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools said staffing issues could delay buses on Wednesday morning, the district has found substitute drivers to cover "almost all" of the routes. Read more ...

Putin demands NATO do deal to prevent further expansion toward Russia

Putin demands NATO do deal to prevent further expansion toward Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will request talks with NATO to ensure that the US-led military bloc does not creep closer to his country's borders, as Ukraine... Read more ...

Beijing slams Australia over ‘delusional miscalculation'

Beijing slams Australia over ‘delusional miscalculation'

China has called out Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton over an “irresponsible” assessment of its foreign policy, after a speech in which he questioned if a potential... Read more ...

Conference play starts for Youngstown St., Milwaukee

Youngstown State vs. Milwaukee Read more ...

NDSU faces Northland

Northland vs. North Dakota State (4-3) Read more ...

Delaware looks for road win vs Delaware St

Delaware (5-3) vs. Delaware State (2-4) Read more ...

Belmont looks to extend streak vs Lipscomb

Lipscomb (5-2) vs. Belmont (5-3) Read more ...

Drexel plays FDU

Fairleigh Dickinson (0-6) vs. Drexel (3-3) Read more ...

St. Thomas faces Crown College

Crown College vs. St. Thomas (3-4) Read more ...

Lafayette plays host to Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart (2-5) vs. Lafayette (2-4) Read more ...