I listened to Azeem Rafiq’s testimony – it’s not just cricket. Sport is competitive, and not everyone competes fairly and some will use any means necessary to undermine the competition, even in their own team. At the very least, all sport needs a close self-examination: are the motivational techniques used ethical? Does everyone feel included? How is ‘banter’ defined? Is everyone connected to this team treated with respect?
During Azeem’s testimony, the term that stuck out was his saying he was made to feel his color when he just wanted to be accepted. Made to feel different when you want to be part of the team. #azeemrafiq #racismincricket #bullying #bullyingawareness #bullyingprevention #iseveryoneincluded?