Graeme Smith facing death threats
Former South African captain and current Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith is facing death threats for protesting against racism around the world. Surprised by such an experience, Smith said his eyes were opened.
The whole world was shocked when George Floyd, a black man, was tortured to death by the United States police. Even in the stadium, especially the cricketers can be seen to be vocal from the beginning. On July 8, South African pacer Lungi Ngidi called on others to support him in the ‘Black Lives Matter’.
But in response to his call, several former white cricketers from the Beto country. Among them are Pat Simcox, Boyta Deppner and Brian Macmillan. However, the NGD’s protest was supported by many, including Tabriz Shamsi, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla and Enrique Nortz.
Graeme Smith also said that Lungi Nigidi is not doing anything wrong. “It was a challenging experience,” the former Proteas captain said, referring to the death threats he received in support of the protests. We have all discovered ourselves in quite a heated environment. Quite an offensive thing happened, death threats. An eye-opening experience. I wondered how the hot issues came about. ‘
‘Lungi, I don’t think he did anything wrong. He made an opinion, not a statement. He told everyone in the group to get together and talk. In no way did he do anything to be attacked. What happened to him and the way everyone attacked him is completely wrong. ‘
Noting that the Proteas have come together in support of each other in response to the pacer’s call, Smith added: “We have taken matters into our own hands. We have come together, we have listened, we have talked openly, everyone has expressed their views and we have decided to support each other in this movement. ‘