BPL franchise Chattogram Challengers stand against racism
Alongside the news of the coronavirus, the ongoing anti-apartheid protests in the United States is making the headline in current world. George Floyd, an African-American, died in police custody on May 25. He was handcuffed and held on the road for more than eight minutes. Following the revelations, anti-apartheid protests spread like wildfire around the world, including in the United States.
Meanwhile, citizens and famous personalities of different countries of the world have taken a stand against racism by condemning this incident. This time Chattogram Challengers, one of the teams of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has come forward to show solidarity with them. Using their stardom, they are raising this important issue in front of everyone.
Racism is undoubtedly a heinous social disease. It eats away at our morals like a beetle. The local and foreign players of the Challengers called for eradicating racism from their fans and their families. At the same time, they supported peaceful protests.
Recently, at the initiative of KM Rifatuzzaman, Managing Director of Chattogram Challengers, the players of the team posted a video message on the issue which was published on the official Facebook page of Challengers. Syed Yasir Alam, CEO of Challengers, told that the players were trying to inspire fans to protest peacefully on an important social issue.
The Challengers have also made a post clarifying their position against racism. It said, “The Chattogram Challengers support peaceful protests to change the age-old racist behavior. Now is the time to listen to the language of protest of countless oppressed people. ‘Say no’ to racism from the bottom of your heart.”