“United” States Police Kill Unarmed African Americans more often, especially when they are women. However, this time they killed a man George Floyd in front of the public at the Minneapolis. Thousands of people have gathered across streets of the United States to protest against the merciless killing. Consequently, Tennis players are united rally to fight against racial discrimination.
Day by day, the justice protests are going viral in major cities in the United States. At the same time, the impact of social media on the protests bursts across the world as well. Tennis community raised there voice to fight against racial discrimination through tennis for equality rally.
American Tennis Player Frances Tiafoe started this rally with the words of “Enough is Enough”. Serena Williams, Naomi Oska, Coco Gauff, Heather Watson, Sloane Stephens, Asia Muhammad, Gael Monfils, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were among the players’ hands upon the head in this rally.
“Enough is enough. ‘Our lives begin to end the day we became silent about things that matter’ Martin Luther Jr. King. Thank you to everyone that joined us in this, it starts with each and every one of us,” wrote Frances Tiafoe on Instagram.
Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and Coco Gauff voiced against racism
Last week, many of the tennis players raised their voices to fight against racism in the United States.
Coco Gauff: “I am in tears watching this video… every day innocent people are dying because of our skin color. No one deserves to die like that. I just can’t believe this. This needs to stop”
Naomi Osaka: “Just because it isn’t happening you doesn’t mean it isn’t happening at all”
Serena Williams: “For once don’t do it; Don’t pretend that there is a problem in the United States, Do not accept that we lose innocent lives, not put more excuses. Do not think that this will not affect, or give them back to stay in silence. Do not think that you can’t be part of the change, let us all be part of the change”.
Martin Luther King Jr once said, “You can kill the dreamer, But You can’t kill the dream”.