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Mark Fish Reacts To Backlash Following His ‘All Lives Matter’ Statement!

Mark Fish Reacts To Backlash Following His ‘All Lives Matter’ Statement! Ex-Bafana Bafana Captain and  prominent figure Mark Fish found himself in a middle of backlash for wrong reasons on Wednesday for speaking out against the world wide awareness of ‘Black Lives Matter’.

Fish who became a successful prominent soccer star while featuring for Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates before he went abroad, is still honored by the football fraternity and soccer fans.

The spike is set to have emerged when a Twitter user criticized everyone who has supported the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement from the South African national teams,  Proteas, Springboks, and to Springboks Captain Siya Kolisi. Fish liked the tweet, a tweep then asked him to reveal where he stood on this matter. The ex-Orlando Pirates star responded saying, “All lives matter.”

However, his reputation was tested on Wednesday, as fans were left disappointed, when the 46-year-old took to social media to ruffle few feathers as he announced that people have to deprive from the concept ‘Black Lives Matter’ but should go for ‘All Lives Matter’, regardless of what the race is.

He then followed up tweeting, “If you stand for nothing you will fall for everything. All Lives matter.”

Herewith we take a look at his tweets that caused a spike on his Twitter account.

Following his rife of tweets, the soccer legend then apologized for those who felt his initial tweet was offensive, however, he continued to defend his sentiments and addressing that his tweets were meant to cautioned masses that all people’s lives matters.

Upon his stellar performance at Pirates, in 1996, Fish went to play in Europe, he returned back to the country in 2007. He has been an actively involved in charity work, much of it aimed at the development of African soccer and the eradication of African poverty.

He was one of a handful of Ambassadors in South Africa’s successful bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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