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Proteas stuck in invidious position, despite powerful raised fist gesture

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Proteas raise a fist at Centurion (Gallo)
Proteas raise a fist at Centurion (Gallo)

The ill-choreographed raised fist gesture that the Proteas displayed before the start of play on Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Centurion drew praise, incredulity, and criticism in equal measure.

It was the inevitable by-product of any social justice stance, especially one against racism, in a country with highly-charged emotions on the subject - not to mention the fractured history.

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