by Shane Thomas
The ubiquitous nature of sport gives it a huge breadth of audience in the ongoing struggle for social justice. We saw this recently in America, with the way some athletes used their platform to reassert that #BlackLivesMatter.
Listed below are four British athletes, who could end up as lodestars for their own impact, not just on the sporting arena, but beyond it.
The inclusion of Moeen Ali in the England cricket team this summer was something of a punt by the selectors. The Worcestershire man was thrown into the deep end of Test cricket, and showed he could swim by scoring a tremendous 108 not out in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka. Needing to save the match, Ali batted for over six hours to get England within two deliveries of drawing the contest.
However, Moeen’s real breakthrough came as a bowler. He went…
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