'Sorry to offend ... I'm not racist': Mark Fish adamant that all 'lives matter'

Mark Fish has been criticised for his Twitter comments about race issues.
Mark Fish has been criticised for his Twitter comments about race issues.
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Dubbed a “denialist of the legitimacy of Black Lives Matter”, former footballer Mark Fish remains unfazed by continued criticism of his “all lives matter” stance.

On Wednesday, Fish was slammed for opposing the BLM movement.

It all started when a Twitter user noticed he liked a post which was dismissive of BLM and critical of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, who recently spoke out on issues of race. Asked where he stands, Fish said all lives matter.

He trended on Twitter as people weighed in on his views. Some  accused him of being a racist and others of ignorance. On Wednesday afternoon, he claimed that he received an influx of hateful messages but said he remains unfazed.

He denied that he is a racist and apologised for any offence caused.

“Sorry to offend many people, I certainly am not a racist but I'm a firm believer that all people matter, so all lives matter,” he tweeted.

On Thursday morning, the former Orlando Pirates player said that he sees the world “through God's eyes” which is why he is able to say that “all lives matter”.


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