Following the George Floyd issue in America, people from all over the world are raising their voice against the racism they have faced in different ways. Now former west indies skipper Darren Sammy took it to his twitter about the alleged racism that he faced from the IPL team Sun Risers Hyderabad team members.
He posted a tweet on Sunday saying he wants clarity and answers as he recently learned the significance of the word “kalu” in the Hasan Minaj’s video explaining how black people are potrayed in his culture which is degrading. The cricketer explained that he recalled he was called the exact word when he played for SRH in 2013 and 2014. Back then he did not understand the meaning of the word and thought it meant strong stallion – and thought it was used lovingly and for uplifting of the spirits.
He also remembers that this word was only used either for him or Thisara Perera. Since there was laughter at such moments, he thought it was something funny and now that he realized the meaning, he is very frustrated and angry and demands apology from those mates who used that word against him.
“You know who you are” he said refereeing to the ones who called him “kalu” and asked them to personally reach him out and explain if they meant it degrading way.
We can expect the issue to turn more serious if the concerned players or SRH franchise won’t reach out to Sammy and apologize.
recently I discovered a word that I was being called was not what it actually meant I need some answers. So before I start calling out names I need these individuals to reach out and please tell me there’s another meaning to that word. I saw u as brothers https://t.co/Ouf7eh5Yu8
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) June 9, 2020
Inputs from Kavya Sarvasiddi