One can only apologize if he or she feels wrong about something: Sammy on Swara Bhaskar's #SaySorryToDaren post
T20 World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy, who had accused a few of is ex-IPL mates of using a potentially racist jibe, on Friday said that he was confident and proud to be a black and that will never change.
Daren Sammy was responding to an Indian actress Swara Bhaskar's post on social media in which she had questioned Sammy for his comment "operated from a place of love" and asked SRH teammates to apologize to the former West Indies all-rounder.
"Dear @darensammy88 if someone used the N word at a black person & said they "operated from a place of love" what would u say? Same with word 'Kaalu' & it's variations. And team members of @SunRisers. Show some decency & spine #SaySorryToDaren officially ! #thatsnotcricket @IPL," Swara had tweeted.
"Don’t get me wrong I’m not condoning what was done/said. I’m saying let’s use this opportunity to educate each other so it doesn’t happen again. One can only apologize if he/she feels wrong about something. I’m confident&proud to be black. That will never change," Sammy replied.
Swara had questioned Sammy after former WI skipper had revealed on Thursday that he had conversation with 'one of the guys', referring to a former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate after he accused a few of is ex-Indian Premier League (IPL) mates of using a potentially racist jibe.
Daren Sammy came up with an emotional post earlier this month, saying he was subjected to a racial slur during his stint with SRH in the IPL. Sammy said he was called 'kalu' by a few of his teammates and that he only came to know about the racist tone attached to the word after watching a television show recently.
Sammy had said he would confront his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates about the jibe and ask them to explain the usage of the world 'kalu'.
Taking to social media earlier on Thursday, Sammy said he had an 'interesting' conversation with one the players and that he was reassured that the player operated from a 'place of love'.
Daren Sammy said both of them are now looking to educate about racism rather than focusing on the negatives.