Former Bafana Bafana defender Mark Fish found himself in hot water on Wednesday for liking a controversial post on Twitter in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Twitter was not happy with what he seems to stand for and that caused a lot of debate about his beliefs.
Fish, who was an integral part of the national side that clinched the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title on home soil, was asked by a Twitter user why he liked the tweet, to which he responded: “All Lives Matter…!!”
Not long after that, Fish added with his own Tweet and said: “If you stand for nothing you will fall for everything…. All Lives Matter.” The former soccer star added that he was “certainly not a racist” for proclaiming ‘All Lives Matter’ and asked his Twitter followers “when will we move forward”.
According to Mark, we need to think ahead and forget about the past. He later apologised for any offense, but his beliefs remain.
“Sorry to offend many people…I certainly am not a racist, but I am a firm believer in all people matter so all lives matter.
This comes at a very sensitive time in the South African sporting industry and the black lives matter movement as this has been a trend for the past two weeks, with black sports stars such as Makhaya Ntini and Siya Kolisi speaking out about the discrimination that they have had to endure.
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