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Taking a knee: The significance, the controversy and its impact on SA sport

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Proteas taking a stance for the Black Lives Matter movement
Proteas taking a stance for the Black Lives Matter movement
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Quinton de Kock's refusal to take the knee ahead of a Proteas' T20 World Cup clash against West Indies on Tuesday has thrust the star batsman at the centre of a global controversy and reignited the conversation around symbolisms of Black Lives Matter and the fight against racism.

Many have vilified the 28-year-old, while plenty have supported him in his stance against Cricket South Africa's directive that all Proteas players must take the knee before their matches at the tournament.

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