West Indies legend Michael Holding broke down in tears live on camera while discussing racism his parents faced in the past.
On the first day of England’s test match against West Indies in Southampton, ex-cricketer made a passionate plea in which he asked the society to change their attitudes towards racism.
In an interview with Sky News, the 66-year-old revealed that he was thinking about his parents when he became emotional on the TV. “To be honest, that emotional part came when I started thinking of my parents. And it’s coming again now,” he said.
“Even if it’s a baby step at a time. Even a snail’s pace. But I’m hoping it will continue in the right direction. Even at a snail’s pace, I don’t care”
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“I know what my parents went through. My mother’s family stopped talking to her because her husband was too dark. I know what they went through, and that came back to me immediately,” Holding added.
Holding believes that it may be a moment when things could start to change.” Well, it’s going to be a slow process, but I hope. Even if it’s a baby step at a time. Even a snail’s pace. But I’m hoping it will continue in the right direction. Even at a snail’s pace, I don’t care,” Holding added.