Quote Of The Day
“If you had asked me that same question – and I’ve been asked that question for years about whether or not athletes have a responsibility or celebrities and prominent people should speak out on these issues – my position has always been if you feel you can help, and you feel compelled to do so, then do so.”
“But no one should pressure other people into doing something that they’re not comfortable with.”
“Today, my position is completely different. If you are silent you are complicit. We are at that point, you have people out there, young people, old people, black people, white people, Asian or Hispanic and all different cultures and backgrounds out there fighting, out there making sure that this issue is being brought to prominence to where everyone is paying attention to what’s really happening in this country and how people are suffering.”
“If you have a platform you owe it to those people, you owe it to those whose lives have been lost, you owe it to our ancestors who fought through the civil rights movement back in the sixties. You owe it to all of them. If you have this position, like I did, you have a prominent position and you’ve benefited from the hard work of all of those people to have what you have, you owe it to all of them to not be silent.”
– Former sprint star Michael Johnson talking after the George Floyd death on the Will Greenwood Podcast for Sky Sports.
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