Sheffield Wednesday duo speak out for #BlackLivesMatter cause

Two Sheffield Wednesday players have spoken out on the issue of race in the midst of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests happening around the world.

Monday, 1st June 2020, 6:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 4:06 pm
Moses Odubajo has spoken out about the #BlackLivesMatter cause. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Protests started in America over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody, but have now become widespread as people across the globe stand in solidarity over racial issues that affect so many people worldwide.

Moses Odubajo and Kadeem Harris have both taken to social media to speak about the situation, giving their thoughts on an issue that will no doubt have played a big role in their lives to date.

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Odubajo, who joined Wednesday at the start of the season, said on his official Twitter account, “I went back and forth over whether I should post about this particular issue, as it only seems to be in the media for a short period and then it's forgotten. But now is not the time for silence.

“This is the reality many ethnic minorities face in the world. As well as overt racism such as the murder of #GeorgeFloyd & others who have been killed on and off camera, we suffer covert racism in other ways. It's not just an issue right now, it's been issue for thousands of years. It will continue to be an issue until we make changes within our own households and communities. Once we address this, then we can make significant progress against systematic & institutional racism.

“We need to change our homes in order to change the world.”

Meanwhile, his Wednesday teammate, Harris, also spoke of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ cause, sharing a goal celebration image with Barry Bannan.

He said on his Instagram today, “This celebration probably went over many people's head at the time. Black lives matter! Our race doesn't define our character and certainly shouldn't define our position in life. I hope with all that is going on now it's the start of a huge change in humanity!!”

Odubajo and Harris join hundreds of sportspeople across the world becoming part of the conversation about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ cause, in what could potentially be a poignant moment in the battle against racism.