Athletes Are Calling Out Racist Trash Talk in Real‑Time, Forcing Sporting Culture to Adapt

Players like cricketer Mohammed Siraj are challenging the traditional advice to ignore racist abuse.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Jan 12, 2021
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AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.