“Human Equality Is My Religion” – Stefanos Tsitsipas Speaks Out On Racism

Published 06/06/2020, 10:55 AM EDT

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There are some moments in history when athletes can’t help but indulge in politics. The current protests sparked by the unfortunate demise of George Floyd is one such watershed moment. Even as black players like Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, and Felix Auger-Aliassime have spoken out, their white counterparts are not behind. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the latest to join the bandwagon.

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Before him, superstars like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and many others had joined the Black Tuesday Movement. Coco Gauff even delivered an epic speech in her hometown of Florida. Stefanos on the other hand spoke to Open news and also uploaded a post on Instagram.

He wrote a message signifying the importance of humanity. With this, he urged fellow humans to forget the racial divide and adopt a brotherly attitude instead. Let’s find out what Stefanos Tsitsipas had to say in the interview.

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What did Stefanos Tsitsipas say?

Stefanos revealed that humanity came first and foremost. The color of someone’s skin and discussions around it were outrageous.

“Human equality is my religion. Every person must be treated the same, irrespective of color, religion, or nationality.”

Earlier, Coco Gauff had delivered a powerful speech. She has been at the forefront of this movement on behalf of the tennis world.

“We must first love each other, no matter what,” said Gauff.

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“I have spent all week having tough conversations and trying to educate my non-black friends about how they can help the movement.

“Second, we need to take action.

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“I am not of the age to vote – it is in your hands to vote for my future, my brothers’ future and for your future so that is one way to make change.”

At the moment, the USA is a polarized nation. However, everyone is condemning racism in one voice. That’s why this is a powerful moment.

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