Editorials
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29 Oct 2021
6:00 am

De Kock will need all the support from CSA

Editorials

De Kock has gone from hero to zero in the eyes of those who hate the concept of taking the knee.

Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock has agreed to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter. Picture: Gallo Images

It is difficult not to feel a little moved by Quinton de Kock’s’s apology for the drama he caused by pulling out of the Proteas team on Tuesday after Cricket South Africa (CSA) ordered players to “take the knee” in support of the global campaign against racism. Here is a man who is clearly out of his depth in public and who did not appreciate the ramifications of his act… which will undoubtedly continue. De Kock has explained that, as a member of a family with black and coloured members, he has never been racist and that his withdrawal from...