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T20 World Cup 2021: Bavuma reveals de Kock controversy was on his mind before Sri Lanka game
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T20 World Cup 2021: Bavuma reveals de Kock controversy was on his mind before Sri Lanka game

Senior batter de Kock did not wish to comply and chose to pull out of the match but returned for Saturday's game against Sri Lanka after agreeing to perform the gesture in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' (BLM) movement.

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock has put the controversy surrounding taking knee to bed, says David Wiese
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T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock has put the controversy surrounding taking knee to bed, says David Wiese

De Kock came out with a statement on Thursday saying he is fine taking a knee if it "educates others" and that he was deeply hurt at being called a racist for refusing to make the gesture earlier.

T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee, withdrawn from team
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T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock refuses to take knee, withdrawn from team

De Kock refused to take a knee in South Africa's Test series in the West Indies earlier this year.

Temba Bavuma says Quinton de Kock's withdrawal 'did kind of take us back as a team'
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Temba Bavuma says Quinton de Kock's withdrawal 'did kind of take us back as a team'

Following CSA's directive to its players to take the knee in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, de Kock withdrew from the Super 12 game, laying bare the growing internal tension on the matter.

England vs New Zealand: 'That's not supporting Black Lives Matter', Holding slams hosts' 'moment of unity' gesture
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England vs New Zealand: 'That's not supporting Black Lives Matter', Holding slams hosts' 'moment of unity' gesture

England players wore T-shirts sporting messages against any racism, religious intolerance, sexism and other anti-discrimination slogans, having decided to not take the knee after the series against West Indies last year.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha to stop taking knee before Premier League games
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Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha to stop taking knee before Premier League games

"Taking the knee is becoming something that we just do now and that's not enough for me. I'm not going to take the knee, I'm not going to wear Black Lives Matter on the back of my shirt because it feels like it's a target. Unless action is going to happen, don't speak to me about it," Zaha said.

Premier League launches racism action plan outlining actions to eradicate racial prejudice
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Premier League launches racism action plan outlining actions to eradicate racial prejudice

The plan outlines a series of commitments aimed at creating greater access to opportunities and career progression for black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in football, and actions to eradicate racial prejudice.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas players raise fists as part of anti-racism gesture in support of BLM movement
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas players raise fists as part of anti-racism gesture in support of BLM movement

The team issued a statement that said the players had on multiple occasions declared their support for the campaign against racial injustice and "wanted to own our journey".

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to make 'meaningful' anti-racism gesture on Boxing Day, says coach Mark Boucher
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to make 'meaningful' anti-racism gesture on Boxing Day, says coach Mark Boucher

The first Test against Sri Lanka starts on Saturday and coach Mark Boucher said the South African team would look to express its support for inclusion after its inaction in the last series, which attracted criticism from many quarters.

Millwall 'dismayed and saddened' after fans boo players for taking knee in support of Black Lives Matter
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Millwall 'dismayed and saddened' after fans boo players for taking knee in support of Black Lives Matter

After issuing no statement in the wake of Saturday's game against Derby, Millwall stopped short on Sunday of directly condemning its own supporters, or mentioning what specifically happened. It was the team's first game with fans since February due to the pandemic.

Collins Dictionary picks 'lockdown' as Word of the Year 2020 as COVID cases surge across globe
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Collins Dictionary picks 'lockdown' as Word of the Year 2020 as COVID cases surge across globe

Collins said it saw an increase of 6,000 percent in the usage of the word ‘lockdown’ from last year. However, the increased use of the word was not a cause for celebration but concern, it added

FIA investigating Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton for Breonna Taylor t-shirt at Tuscan Grand Prix, says report
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FIA investigating Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton for Breonna Taylor t-shirt at Tuscan Grand Prix, says report

Lewis Hamilton, who won the Tuscan GP, wore a t-shirt bearing a message that said "Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor" before and after the race, during an anti-racism ceremony and television interviews.

‘Muslim Lives Matter’: Mesut Ozil criticises Arsenal for not taking a stand on Uighur issue
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‘Muslim Lives Matter’: Mesut Ozil criticises Arsenal for not taking a stand on Uighur issue

Arsenal did not criticise Ozil for making the comments, but instead posted on their page on the Chinese social media site Weibo that the club "always adheres to the principles" of not getting involved in politics.

US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby
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US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office will investigate allegations federal agents used excessive force against peaceful protesters in Portland

'All lives don’t matter until black lives matter': South Africa's Faf du Plessis speaks out against racism
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'All lives don’t matter until black lives matter': South Africa's Faf du Plessis speaks out against racism

Du Plessis posted the message with photo of him celebrating a wicket with Lungi Ngidi, who was criticised by a bunch of former South African cricketers for his support for the movement.

Ex-South Africa batsman Hashim Amla says imagined superiority of one race over another 'simply delusional'
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Ex-South Africa batsman Hashim Amla says imagined superiority of one race over another 'simply delusional'

Amla came in defence of South Africa speedster Lungi Ngidi, whose support for the Black Lives Matter movement was met with criticism from former Proteas such as Pat Symcox and Boeta Dipenaar.

Darren Sammy backs Lungi Ngidi's 'Black Lives Matter' stand after pacer faces backlash from ex-Proteas
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Darren Sammy backs Lungi Ngidi's 'Black Lives Matter' stand after pacer faces backlash from ex-Proteas

Darren Sammy was among the first cricketers to speak out on racism in the sport, and earlier this week, Proteas pacer Lungi Ngidi too joined the chorus — which attracted the ire of former South African cricketers.

CSA stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, will use platform to spread awareness, says CEO
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CSA stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, will use platform to spread awareness, says CEO

The CSA statement comes after star speedster Lungi Ngidi, who is a supporter of the BLM movement, was slammed by former Proteas Pat Symcox, Boeta Dippenaar and others for not speaking up against the attacks on white farmers in the country.

Police ignored George Floyd’s ‘I can’t breathe’ plea, told him to ‘stop yelling’, newly-released transcript shows
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Police ignored George Floyd’s ‘I can’t breathe’ plea, told him to ‘stop yelling’, newly-released transcript shows

The death of Floyd, a Black man, in police custody on 25 May led to anti-racism protests and demonstrations against police brutality across the United States and around the world with protesters calling for racial equality and police reforms.

West Indies legend Michael Holding breaks down on air while speaking on racism faced by parents
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West Indies legend Michael Holding breaks down on air while speaking on racism faced by parents

Michael Holding gets emotional as he revisits troubled memories of racism faced by his parents.