‘Athletes have the right to be involved in politics’ – Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka explains why she disagrees with people saying she should not be involved in politics

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka has been extremely involved in the discussions that followed the horrible killing of George Floyd at the hand of some policemen in Minneapolis.

The Japanese sensation has always been a staunch defender of the black community, and she has never backed off in condemning racism. Osaka has recently taken on the streets in LA to protest and defend the rights of the black community, and she is extremely active in social media promoting the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Sometimes Naomi, like many other athletes, was criticized for being involved in political discussions.

Osaka took on twitter to express her right to talk about things that are not strictly related to her sport.

“I hate when random people say athletes shouldn’t get involved with politics and just entertain. Firstly, this is a human rights issue. Secondly, what gives you more right to speak than me? By that logic if you work at IKEA you are only allowed to talk about the “GRÖNLID”,” she commented.

 

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Naomi Osaka in 2020

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Ranked no.10, Naomi played her last match on the 7th of February when she was defeated by Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-3 in the Rubber 1 of the Fed Cup.

Naomi Osaka’s most significant achievement of the current season was reaching the semi-finals in Brisbane.

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