ST LUCIA – West Indies great Michael Holding has praised the decision of England’s footballers to continue taking a knee, saying they are doing more than their cricket counterparts to combat racism.
The former paceman last year called for meaningful change to tackle injustice, saying he had encountered abuse as a young player in England and Australia.
England and New Zealand shared a “moment of unity” before Thursday’s opening day of the second Test, but the 67-year-old Holding was unimpressed.
“I’m not going to talk about political movements,” he said. “I care about the three words – Black Lives Matter.
“What this England (cricket) team is doing, this ‘moment of unity’, is not supporting Black Lives Matter. Don’t tell me that’s supporting Black Lives Matter.”