Refusal to take the knee before a match is no worthy act of dissent
Quinton de Kock’s stance at the T20 World Cup was an affront to people forced to kneel by racism
Nobody knows the name of the man who walked up to a column of tanks at Tiananmen Square on 5 June 1989, blocking their way, and briefly even climbing on top of one tank. Nobody knows what happened to him. Television footage shows him being led away by two people, but it is not known if they were plainclothes police officers or concerned bystanders. But that image is stirring. It shows raw courage, as one man stands up for what he believes in and tries to stop an army. At least 3,000 people, many of them students, would be killed in massacres Chinese security forces unleashed soon after.