‘Don’t get me wrong I’m not condoning what was done/said. I’m saying let’s use this opportunity to educate each other so it doesn’t happen again. One can only apologize if he/she feels wrong about something. I’m confident & proud to be black. That will never change’. Sammy demands an apology. SRH teammate reaches out.
Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has reveal that a teammate from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Who addresses him with a racist nickname, has reach out to assure him that. He was “operating from a place of love”, and the former Windies captain add that he now no longer wants an apology for what happen.
The two-time T20 World Cup-winning skipper had open up about being call ‘Kalu’. Derogatory word to describe black people. His Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates and demanded an apology from the bunch earlier this week sammy drops.
“I’m please to say that I’ve had a really interesting conversation with one of. The guys and we are looking at ways to educate rather than focusing on the negatives. My brother reassured me that he operated from a place of love and I believe him,” Sammy tweeted.
Sammy drops demand
“In hindsight, asking for an apology, I shouldn’t have even done that. If I and my team-mates have done something not intentionally. I realize that could be deem or term as something that could be hurtful to a team-mate of mine,” he later told ESPNCricinfo. SRH teammate reaches out.
He, however, did not reveal the name of the player he is in touch with sammy drops.
“Don’t get me wrong I’m not condoning what was done/said. I’m saying let’s use this opportunity to educate each other so it doesn’t happen again. One can only apologize if he/she feels wrong about something. I’m confident & proud to be black. That will never change,” Sammy said. Sammy demands an apology/
Sammy’s allegation of address with a racist is lent credence. By an old social media post. His then SRH teammate Ishant Sharma in which ‘Kalu’. Identify the West Indian in a group photograph.
Sammy said he has also reached out to Tom Moody, the Sunrisers Hyderabad coach, to discuss the issue.
“…I’m not going to sit down here and say, ‘this guy is a racist.’ No, that’s not me. I am not in a position to do that. But what I could do is, use this platform and the conversations that me. These individuals may have, use it as an opportunity to shed light.”
The 36-year-old said even though he is aware of the offensive meaning of the word now. He doesn’t really need an apology as he is comfortable with his identity.
“I refuse to allow any other person to make me mentally feel less than who I am. So whether I get an apology or not, it doesn’t change the mentality. How proud I am to be a black person, to be a black man. It doesn’t change,” he reason sammy drops.
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