Video: Spurs legend Jermain Defoe opens up on the fight against racism

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Spurs legend, Jermain Defoe has spoken out on his anger at the need to protest for ‘justice’ in this day and age.

Defoe wore the Lilywhite shirt over two stints at the club between 2004-2008 and 2009-2014 (Transfermarkt).

Whilst speaking to Sky Sports, Defoe expressed his disgust towards the recent events that led to George Floyd losing his life in police custody two weeks ago.

The former Spurs striker admitted that the events have had an effect on both him and his family members.

He told Sky Sports: “I remember just sitting there thinking how lucky I am. This generation is different, they will not tolerate that. Seeing that made me feel lucky to be living in these times.

“To see that, and to have a conversation on the phone with my mum about it where she was crying, it was shocking. I never thought I’d ever see anything like that in my lifetime.”

“It takes you back to the 1960s, where these things were happening every day.

“It’s all about justice and to see people coming together and I’m not condoning rioting and breaking into shops because that shouldn’t happen. It’s about justice.”

Spurs Web Opinion

It is hard to listen to Defoe talk about how the recent events have affected not just him, but his family too. However, it is important we do listen and educate ourselves in order to understand the impact that the current state of society os having on those around us. This is a time to come together, not to divide.

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