Sports personalities have come out in open and shared incidents from the past where they have faced racial abuse ever since the horror killing of George Floyd. The African American man was killed on May 25 in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnestoa in the United States after an officer, Derek Chauvin, kept his knee on Flyod’s neck for nearly nine minutes.
The incident saw protest break out across the world with cricketers showing solidarity towards the Black Lives Matter movement. Former England cricketer Monte Lynch is the latest to open up on the racial abuse he faced during his time as a player. Lynch Guyana but moved to London. He was then associated with Surrey and then Gloucestershire, apart form featuring in three ODI matches for England.
Monte Lynch: Racist notes were slipped under my hotel [room] door
Lynch said that he was racially abused by his fellow teammates and fans. He also said that he will mention about the same in an autobiography that he plans to release in 2021. The former England player said that racist notes were slipped under his hotel room and his coffin was filled with orange juice and milk.
“Racist notes were slipped under my hotel [room] door,” Lynch said. “My coffin was filled with orange juice and milk. There were lots of issues,” Monte Lynch told The Cricketer Magazine.
“At Headingley, when I played the ODI, three Yorkshiremen walked past and said: ‘We are going to give you black ***** a good ******* hiding tomorrow.’ We were often called ‘chocs’ and referred to as ‘you lot’.”
Racial abuse has been a cause of concern for a long time and should be stopped immediately as every human being is precious and the color of the skin should not be used as a measure to judge someone.