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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Jason Holder says to support for Jofra Archer from racist abuse

Jofra Archer received the racist abuse, when he was undergoing a 5 day isolation for breaching the COVID-19 protocols. So, the West Indies skipper Jason Holder have said that we all should unite behind Jofra Archer and show as much support as we can. 

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer

Last week, the England seamer Jofra Archer violated the 'bio-secure protocols' by giving a visit to his home in Hove ahead of the match. As soon as the Board finding Archer guilty, they have excluded Archer from the second Test & set to undergo a 5 day isolation. He was also fined an undisclosed amount by the ECB.

On Wednesday, Jofra Archer wrote on his mail that, he's receiving racist abuse since he's been withdrawn from the 2nd Test for breaching the protocols. "Some of the abuse I have taken over the past few days on Instagram has been racist and I have decided that enough is enough," said Jofra Archer. He also said that he is lacking of motivation. So the chances of him playing in the decider Test of England vs West Indies is less.

The West Indies captain Jason Holder wrote on daily mail supporting Jofra Archer. "For him (Archer) to have been racially abused in New Zealand and for it now to be resurfacing would traumatise any individual," Holder said.

"More then ever, now is the time for us all to unite behind him and show as much support as can. We need to eradicate racism and abuse and anything we as a West Indies team can do to help him we will do," wrote the Jason Holder.

While this series of England vs West Indies has seen both teams unite behind the banner of Black Lives Matter, Holder said social medias need to do more stamp our racist abuse.

"Social media is always in our faces every time we pick up our phone and I think the people who run Instagram and Twitter, in particular, need to get a firmer grip on what goes on. You just cannot pop up on someone's social media and leave an abusive comment and get away with it," said the 28-year-old All rounder Holder.

Holder continued explaining that,"However much you try to ignore these things, they can come back up so he needs to find a coping mechanism and it's equally important for those around him to understand what he's going through so they can help him get past what he's facing."

"World cricket wants people like Jofra Archer on the field and it's not good for the game to see what he's been going through," said Holder.

The third and the decider Test match between England & West Indies will start from tomorrow. Archer's place in the playing eleven is doubt, as his mind is distracting because of the racism & he cannot concentrate on the game properly. It will be known tomorrow whether Archer plays the match or not. 

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