“I’m Australian. I’m well known for being on TV playing cricket for Australia,” said Taylor. “But I knew it was going to cause a bit of a stir, especially in America.”
Amplifying the purpose of the demonstration, Taylor also said she used her platform on social media to draw attention to the abuse she had received on Twitter. “I saw the messages being sent to Jarryd during the game and there was some pretty shocking stuff, some sexual threats. It came from far and wide,” she said.
“I’m not going to mention names, but I want to be able to turn on the TV and not be able to watch anything,” said Carter. “I was very impressed when I saw that people were protesting today but I’m also glad it happened.”
Eriksson also addressed the troubling atmosphere in soccer today, saying, “My heart is with Jarryd. I’m going to be a target because of what I did, but if I had it my way, it wouldn’t be wrong for me to take a knee.”
The two played together at Chelsea for two seasons before a chronic knee injury ended their time together. Now, they have a new role in the league. “I’m there for Tottenham,” said Eriksson. “I support the boys. I’m a huge Tottenham fan.”