Streaming issues? Report here
Africa Melane 2019 1500 BW Africa Melane 2019 1500 BW
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
See full line-up
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00
Home
arrow_forward

Quinton de Kock must explain why gesture offends him – Firdose Moonda (Cricinfo)

27 October 2021 1:08 PM
Tags:
Cricket
Proteas
Black Lives Matter
Quinton de Kock
Firdose Moonda
ESPN Cricinfo

Mandy Wiener interviews Firdose Moonda, South Africa Correspondent at ESPN Cricinfo.
  • Quinton de Kock have yet to explain why the anti-racism gesture offends him

  • Cricket South Africa must explain why it mandated the gesture on the day of a match

  • Some South Africans have mistakenly aligned Black Lives Matters with radical politics


“It is so painful, as a South African of colour, to see how divided our national cricket side is,” wrote ESPN Cricinfo’s Firdose Moonda Tuesday, commenting on Quinton de Kock's refusal to kneel prior to the start of their Twenty20 World Cup match against the Windies.

“We spent generations being told we were second-class and here is a genuine opportunity to stand together and we don't.”


RELATED: Quinton de Kock issues apology. Praise for Temba Bavuma – scorn for Cricket SA


Mandy Wiener interviewed Moonda about the importance of addressing Black Lives Matter in South African cricket (scroll up to listen).

There’s a lot of outrage on both sides…

Firdose Moonda, ESPN Cricinfo

Quinton de Kock seems to be particularly against this anti-racism gesture, and he hasn’t told us why… He needs to explain… what is it about it that offends him… Cricket South Africa needs to tell us why they felt they needed to make such a blanket command on the team on the day of a match…

Firdose Moonda, ESPN Cricinfo

South Africans don’t know what’s going on in that changeroom… All we can do is look at Temba Bavuma… and try and read something between the lines…

Firdose Moonda, ESPN Cricinfo

People are aligning the movement too much with radical politics… Maybe there are valid criticisms to be made for following blindly what is really an American-led movement…

Firdose Moonda, ESPN Cricinfo

Taking a knee is not going to materially change anything. It is a gesture… but so are many other things they do… We need to understand what the message is behind the gesture…

Firdose Moonda, ESPN Cricinfo



27 October 2021 1:08 PM
Tags:
Cricket
Proteas
Black Lives Matter
Quinton de Kock
Firdose Moonda
ESPN Cricinfo