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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Daren Sammy faces racist abuse from Indian cricket fans

Unable to take the banter, Indian users unleashed a tirade of racist abuse against Daren Sammy and even supported the South African player Quinton De Kock who had refused to take the knee in reverence of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

West Indian cricketer, Daren Sammy, faces racist abuse from angry Indian cricket fans after he posted a light-hearted tweet after New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets.

“Ooooops just heard this song playing on my playlist “someone please call 911, I’m in trouble I’m in really big trouble,” wrote Daren Sammy on his Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/TheManikantaa/status/1455041528825462786?s=20

Unable to take the banter, Indian users unleashed a tirade of racist abuse against Daren Sammy and even supported the South African player Quinton De Kock who had refused to take a knee in reverence of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

An Indian Twitter user with a verified account asked Daren Sammy to stop trolling the Indian cricket team to which Daren Sammy posted a hilarious response.

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The same Twitter user in another tweet tagged Daren Sammy and said that “Was a little disappointed with a @darensammy88 tweet, told him so, he responded with a joke & that was that. All good. However, thanks to his quote tweet I’ve now been tagged to a thread with a little bit of humor and a ton of bigotry, racism, and hatred from all sides.”

Daren Sammy replied to his tweet and said, “Well I’m not sure why you were disappointed in my tweet. But I don’t condone any form of racism bigotry and disrespect. That is unacceptable.”

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Indian cricketers had been at the end of receiving harsh and ugly polemic by Indian cricket fans and extremists as they lost two matches against Pakistan, New Zealand consecutively. Dubbed as one of the best cricket teams, India has been struggling to win any game in the tournament despite being scheduled with comparatively long breaks between matches than other teams.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that the team is timid and not brave enough with bat and ball while Jasprit Bumrah said that they are tired and need rest.