American teenage Tennis star Coco Gauff called for racial and social justice after death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by police in U.S. The teenage Tennis prodigy appeared at a protest in her hometown of Delray Beach, Florida, on Wednesday.
Recalling a similar incident from 2012 when an unar,ed black teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by civilian George Zimmerman 200 miles away in Sanford, Florida, in 2012 helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
“I was eight years old when Trayvon Martin was killed. So why am I here at 16 still demanding change?” Reuters quoted Gauff as saying, days after posting a video on social media in which she pledged to use her voice to fight against racism.
A fight for future kids
Speaking further, Coco Gauff said the fight is for her brothers, future kids and future grandchildren.
“It breaks my heart because I’m fighting for the future for my brothers,” Reuters quoted Gauff as saying.
“I’m fighting for the future for my future kids, I’m fighting for the future for my future grandchildren.”
Sportsperson across the world join
Notably, the protest started after Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer appeared in a cell phone video kneeling on Floyd’s neck causing Floyd’s death. The police officer now has been charged with murder charges against him.
The death in USA attracted attentions from all over world and almost from all the sports, sportsperson and officials called for equality in every aspect.
Cricket West Indies, England and Wales Cricket Board were first in cricket to be vocal about the issue. Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Sachin Tendulkar are also joined and advocated abolition of any kind of disparity among people.