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Quinton de Kock

Doesn't like it when he can't be racist, so he's pulled a sickie.

I reckon a lifetime ban from playing any form of cricket should sort him out.

Discuss.

posted on 28/10/21

Hes not allowed to is?? lots of footballers and cricketers feel the same. but they CANT say anything about it.

posted on 28/10/21

He comes from a mixed race family, so accusing him of being racist is comical.
Presumably he has been persuaded that the best way to minimise the abuse and save his international career is to apologise. I'm disappointed that other players haven't supported his right not to join in with theatrical political gestures. Only Michael Vaughan has stated the obvious that nobody should be pressured into taking the knee.
It used to be that making political statements at sports events was prohibited and rightly so. It's only a matter of time before a sportsperson demonstrates their support for a more controversial cause and all hell will break loose.

posted on 28/10/21

comment by bestoftherest2021 (U22523)
posted 30 minutes ago
Hes not allowed to is?? lots of footballers and cricketers feel the same. but they CANT say anything about it.
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There's a few footballers who decided not to take the knee...including black players....where's the difference

posted on 28/10/21

I QdK has "apologised" I now see him in a different light...makes him look weak & stupid now, whereas prior I would defend his right to his actions

posted on 28/10/21

comment by FC Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 54 seconds ago
I QdK has "apologised" I now see him in a different light...makes him look weak & stupid now, whereas prior I would defend his right to his actions
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He’s clearly been forced into it to save his career, hence the untidiness of it,…

posted on 28/10/21

comment by Amanda Hugginkiss (U11574)
posted 5 hours, 57 minutes ago
Put it this way:

If he's not racist, then having the decision sprung on him at the last minute doesn't really matter does it?

The only way the last-minute nature of the thing is important is if he's inherently opposed to taking the knee for some reason. So either he things it's a meaningless gesture (see: Zaha) or he's actually just a racist.

His apology didn't say "I think it's a meaningless gesture", so we can rule that one out. So...
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Fair play you do talk shiite. People like you are the problem. He didn’t say whatever it is that fits the narrative you wanted to hear, so you’ve decided he’s a racist.

You’re just another of those horrendous social media sheep, brainwashed into the ‘you’re either with us or against us’ mentality. I don’t like racism, but I have no desire to go on any marches or take the knee when I start work. My contribution will be not to be racist, the same as my whole life. Maybe De Kock thinks the same?

posted on 28/10/21

comment by A14... Tea and T20 were fantastic- Indian proverb (U2805)
posted 1 hour ago
He should say so then.
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He shouldn’t have to say anything. He’s a cricketer, not a politician.

posted on 28/10/21

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There's a few footballers who decided not to take the knee...including black players....where's the difference

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You tell me? maybe because hes not black? hes already been accused of racism by one commentator.

posted on 28/10/21

Agreed. He shouldn't have to say anything about anything other than cricket.
In fact I wish all sportsmen would keep their opinions to themselves, especially the ones who use victim politics to boost their own image but are then happy to play sport in the most repressive and corrupt countries.
The exception being someone like Marcus Rashford who actually does something meaningful to try and make a positive difference.

posted on 28/10/21

Previously, de Kock had 3 options: take the knee, raise a fist or stand to attention. He took none of the 3 options and instead stood with his hands behind his back.

But since he's apologised and it seems he is going to take the knee, let's move on.

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