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Jason Holder suggests making anti-racism video collage: Taking a knee now a watered-down action

West Indies were one of the first two international cricket teams to have taken a knee before a match but Holder feels that the gesture may have become a watered-down action. 

Jason Holder said that the act of taking a knee before matches may not be enough in the fight against racism.

Jason Holder said that the act of taking a knee before matches may not be enough in the fight against racism. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Holder said that a new initiative is required to spark the anti-racism movement in cricket
  • According to Holder, taking a knee before matches is now being seen as a watered-down action
  • He suggested making a video message to reiterate support to the movement

Former West Indies captain Jason Holder has said that the team could prepare a video message to reiterate what the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement stands for instead of just taking a knee before matches.

West Indies were one of the first two international cricket teams to have taken a knee before a match, but Holder feels that the gesture may have become a watered-down action.

“Maybe, that’s something we can do as a group. Maybe, a video collage and a video message, just to reiterate what the movement stands for and what it’s all about,” he said.

“I had a few discussions about it and I feel as though some people feel it’s now a watered-down action taken before the games. I would like to see some new initiative to spark the movement again,” Holder told ESPNCricinfo.

Holder said that the gesture of showing support to the movement should mean something in the fight against racism instead of becoming a ritual before matches.

“I don’t want people to just think we’re taking the knee because Black Lives Matter, that’s the tradition and that’s the norm. It has to have some substance, it has to have some meaning behind it,” said Holder.

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