American tennis star Amanda Anisimova is the latest tennis player to comment on the protests in the United States following the death of 46-year-old black man George Floyd. The 18 year old American posted a video on her social media account to speak about racial discrimination in the United States.
"What is going on right now is absolutely insane. I totally standby everyone who is protesting and trying to spread awareness. I am trying to send a message, our system is broken, and racial injustice still exists and that’s crazy.
We shouldn’t be living in a world like that. So I thought to send a message and do my part because this is important. Change needs to happen, I can’t believe we still live in a world like this. Anisimova also posted a further tweet to her video, saying, "Racism isn’t getting worse, it’s getting filmed."
Amanda Anisimova, who is currently ranked No. 28 in the world, joins Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and Nick Kyrgios amongst others who have spoken out about racial discrimination in the United States.