LONDON: West Indies cricket nice Michael Holding, who got here out in assist of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ motion, has been named the ‘Greatest Pundit’ on the SJA British Sports activities Journalism Award 2020.
Holding had delivered a robust message towards racism throughout final yr’s England-West Indies sequence, saying that blacks have been dehumanised and their accomplishments wiped off from a historical past “written by individuals who do the hurt.”
The awards had been hosted on-line because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s one thing that has been in me and in my head for a lot of, a few years,” ‘Sky Sports activities’ quoted Holding as saying in his video acceptance speech.
“Individuals do not perceive what it’s prefer to undergo life and all the time considering that folks suppose much less of you than what you consider your self,” he added.
Requested if he thinks that 2020 will play a significant position in bringing about change in social and racial equality, Holding mentioned: “I imagine so and I hope so.”
“If you happen to simply have a look at the protests on the street and have a look at the faces of the those that had been on the street. I noticed a Swedish ladies’s soccer workforce take a knee earlier than a recreation, so it’s going everywhere in the world that persons are recognising that issues have to be carried out, and it is about time it did.”
BLM gained momentum within the wake of African-American George Floyd‘s loss of life by the hands of a white police officer within the USA in Might final yr.