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Andre Ayew on BLM

Andre Ayew lays strong convictions on BLM movement

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Ghana and Swansea City forward, Andre Ayew has opened up on his conviction on the ongoing fight for racial equality.

Having endured his own racial experience in a game against Zenith St. Petersburg, Ayew believes the Black Lives Matter (BLM) may not achieve the results at least not for this generation.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Ghanaian skipper insisted that despite the long walk towards racial equality, individuals and groups must continue the fight.

“I think the movement can achieve what we all want – equality, that’s all.

“We’ve been through this so long that we just feel like enough is enough. Let everything be okay for everyone, let’s just let it be equal for everyone”.

Despite his beliefs that the fight will eventually pay off, the 30-year-old admitted it is going to be hard.

“It’s going to be very hard but we need to keep believing in what we’re doing and get the equality that we want to get, that’s the main thing.

“At the end of the day, maybe this generation will not enjoy that equality but the next one will get it if we keep doing what we’re doing”, Ayew is quoted by Sky Sports.

He was quick to mention a host of African stars to have also championed the cause for African players including his dad Abedi Ayew.

“If you look back to the years before my dad’s time, it was even worse than now. These players like my dad paved the way for everyone to come in and prove that black people can do the job in Europe.

“I remember playing in Russia in the Europa League versus (Zenit) St. Petersburg, getting bananas thrown everywhere.

The former Marseille forward joined Swansea in 2015 and has since featured for Westham United and Turkish side Fenerbache on loan.

Andre Ayew was a standout figure for Swansea City in the Championship last having after having come close to securing Premier League football.


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