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'Racism Is A Pandemic' - Anthony Joshua

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Anthony Joshua has described racism as a pandemic when he addressed protesters at a black lives matter march.

The 30-year-old read a poem an spoke in the presence of hundreds of people in his hometown, Watford.

"The virus has been declared a pandemic," Joshua said.

"This is out of control. And I'm not talking about Covid-19. The virus I'm talking about is called racism."

"We stand united against a virus which has been instrumental in taking lives, taking lives of the young, old, rich, poor; a virus which is unapologetic and spreads across all sectors."

The IBF, WBA and WBO world champion wore a knees brace which he described as a 'precautionary measure', he was also seen using crutches.

Joshua said he noticed a 'twinge' in his left knee while training last week.

"It will be further checked by his doctors but there is no immediate concern," his spokesman said.

"The brace is a precautionary measure on the advice of physios."

George Floyd, 46, was killed in Minneapolis on May 25, when a police officer kneeled on his neck.

The four officers involved have since been charged over the death, which sparked days of protest in the US and Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the world