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Sam Warburton rages after Black Lives Matters posters are vandalised in hometown

Sam Warburton has taken to Instagram to share his anger and disappointment after a Black Lives Matter message was vandalised in his hometown.

Here’s what he had to say:

I’ve told myself I’d stay away from controversial topics such as politics for example as people can feel very strongly about what party they support. However, the #BlackLivesMatter topic is something I feel VERY strongly about

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I’ve told myself I’d stay away from controversial topics such as politics for example as people can feel very strongly about what party they support. However, the #BlackLivesMatter topic is something I feel VERY strongly about _ I’m disgusted to hear that in Rhiwbina the village that I live and have grown up my whole life the t shirt in the picture above was ripped down and vandalised in a way I don’t want to elaborate on here _ The fact someone would judge someone anywhere in the world on the colour of their skin absolutely baffles me. To me it implies a serious lack of intelligence and high levels of stupidity. I literally cannot even fathom the idea _ There is only one human race. When discussing this topic with my family recently the only answer my dad had was ‘Hitler and Stalin were white’. Don’t be so stupid to think that because you’re white you have a god given right over other people. The two names mentioned above caused millions and millions of deaths to innocent people for what? _ It’s challenges like global warming, poverty and disease we should be focusing on so we can rest assured that the generations to follow our footsteps can live a happy healthy life in this world for 1000’s of years to come. _ As a sportsperson you’re often told to be a diplomat, sit on the fence to avoid controversy but for years when discussing and hearing about racism I feel like doing my part _ ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

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I’m disgusted to hear that in Rhiwbina the village that I live and have grown up my whole life the t shirt in the picture above was ripped down and vandalised in a way I don’t want to elaborate on here
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The fact someone would judge someone anywhere in the world on the colour of their skin absolutely baffles me. To me it implies a serious lack of intelligence and high levels of stupidity. I literally cannot even fathom the idea

There is only one human race. When discussing this topic with my family recently the only answer my dad had was ‘Hitler and Stalin were white’. Don’t be so stupid to think that because you’re white you have a god given right over other people. The two names mentioned above caused millions and millions of deaths to innocent people for what?

It’s challenges like global warming, poverty and disease we should be focusing on so we can rest assured that the generations to follow our footsteps can live a happy healthy life in this world for 1000’s of years to come.
_

As a sportsperson you’re often told to be a diplomat, sit on the fence to avoid controversy but for years when discussing and hearing about racism I feel like doing my part.


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