Pommie Mbangwa says “Subject will shift from racism” of Quinton de Kock in T20 World Cup 2021. Mbangwa has had his say on the impact of Quinton de Kock’s decision. Also, do not take the knee even. After the gesture was made mandatory by Cricket South Africa. Mbangwa feels De Kock’s reluctance to take the knee. And then his subsequent apology deviates from the world’s perception regarding the fight against racism. He mentioned that talks will now shift from racism to freedom of choice. Despite the former being the more pressing issue at the moment.
“What will happen unfortunately is that the subject will shift from racism and inequality to should people be forced to do x,y, and z, take a knee or something. So, it shouldn’t be about Quinton. The subject will become freedom of choice because of how it has played out, but that is not the subject. The topic is, as it stands, that the world is unfair systematically because there is this brash of racism,” Mbangwa said.
“My first reaction was I suppose surprise, not surprised that the issue exists but the fact that it kind of came to a head for the team then. I was torn between how do I feel as a black man and how do I do my job. I had to sit and shift through those thoughts for like 15-20 minutes. Was constantly going down the pitch and back up for information,” Pommie Mbangwa added.
Lastly, Quinton De Kock is eventually posted an apology. Also, providing an explanation behind his decision not to take the knee. He stated he will follow the directive issued by the South African Cricket Board. Also, to take the knee alongside his teammates in the remaining fixtures.