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Facing ‘Racism’ Through Your Entire Life, Will Never Understand By The People How It Feels Like: Michael Holding

Former West Indies cricketer Michael Holding, who now works as a commentator, is always spot-on when it comes to cricket, politics, and the law. His opinions are well-liked by both the public and the media. During England vs. West Indies Test match last year, the former West Indies fast bowler was spotted with former England player Ebony Rainford-Brent offering his thoughts on racism.

Micheal Holding on Racism: Still, the ‘Black People’ are looking disgustingly upon by ‘The World’: Holding and Ebony

In support of the Black Lives Matter Campaign, West Indies and England players took a knee. Micheal Holding and Ebony addressed racism and how the world views black people in a video that went viral.

On the first death anniversary of African-American George Floyd, who was brutally killed by a white police officer in Minnesota last year, he spoke out again on Sky Sports “The Cricket Show.”

“You will always have racism, always have racists. Getting rid of racism totally is like saying you are going to get rid of crime totally. It is impossible,” In a panel discussion with former England captain Nasser Hussain and woman international Ebony Rainford-Brent, Holding added.

Holding goes on to discuss racism, which is still present across ‘The World’

Holding went on to say that the act of “taking a knee” should originate from inside rather than being forced onto players and that the public should take a stand against racism as well.

“I am not going to tell people they must take a knee – I am not here to tell people what they need to do. I don’t want people to take it as a tick-in-the-box exercise.”

The former legendary player also stated that society is still biased in favor of white people and that many people do not recognize what black people go through.

“People don’t understand what it is like to come under that sort of pressure throughout your entire life. Some people say things and don’t even realize what they are saying or the effect it might have on a black person.”

 “It’s something they get accustomed to saying,” the 67-year-old, one of the most respected cricketing voices across the globe,” he said.

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