Kolisi and racism: “I failed as a leader”


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Kolisi and racism: "I failed as a leader"

A voice of command already recognized in the world of rugby, one of the most influential players that led the South African team to win the third World Cup, in 2019, in Japan. We talked about Siya Kolisi, who made a mea culpa and stated: “I have been in a leadership position in sport for a long time and I did not raise the issue (of racism) because I was afraid of being excluded or of being perceived as different.”

Through this self-criticism, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi expressed himself on Instagram. “It is time for us all to change and start making South Africa what so many people fought for and so many people died for.” He also stated that he felt that he had “failed as a leader” since he had not addressed this issue for a long time “because he was afraid that I would be kicked out or seen differently.”

In the 7 ‘video on his account the third line, 29, admitted that he had previously avoided the topic because he was “scared”, but promised that the “time to be afraid and be silent” ended in South Africa. “We should be the generation that is changing this, it is 2020 it is right now … It is time for us all to unite, it is the only way we can fight this, it is the only way we can overcome this.”

“Until our lives matter, no life matters. We are all important, black lives really do matter, ”he said and proposed:” I urge people to have this difficult conversation. ” His comments came at the request of the global Black Lives Matter movement and protests over the murder of African-American George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, United States, in May.


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