‘It’s scary being a black man within the US proper now… the police are too set off completely satisfied’: Ex-Wales and Blackburn ‘keeper Jason Brown admits he will not even dare go for a RUN at evening close to his California house as a result of he is afraid of being shot useless
- Former Blackburn and Wales goalkeeper Jason Brown now lives in America
- He has lifted the lid on life as a black man within the US and the way he fears for his life
- Brown says he would not exit after darkish and is scared to be pulled over by police
- Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked international civil rights motion
Former Blackburn and Wales goalkeeper Jason Brown has lifted the lid on his life as a black man in America and the way he fears even going for a run after darkish.
The current loss of life of black man George Floyd by the hands of white police officer Derek Chauvin has sparked a worldwide civil rights motion, whereas there have additionally been protests and riots across the nation.
Amid the anger and frustration round America, former Premier League goalkeeper Brown admits he has imposed a curfew upon him and his household, as he fears leaving the home after darkish.
Former Wales goalkeeper Jason Brown has lifted the lid on dwelling as a black man within the USA
The loss of life of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked a worldwide civil rights motion
Floyd, pictured on the protesters’ indicators, was killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin
‘Five black guys that had been discovered hung,’ he informed The Daily Mirror. ‘They try to play it off of suicide however I do not purchase it. The fee of black folks in America selecting to do this publicly in that method has been minimal.
‘Now abruptly it’s 5. So the phrase on the road is that should you’re a black male, attempt to not be out by your self after darkish. So I’m not out after darkish. When me and my accomplice are out, I’m like, “Babe, I think it’s time we head on home”. I simply do not wish to take a danger.’
In the weeks since Floyd’s loss of life in Minneapolis, extra black males have been killed by the police and the Black Lives Matter motion has made headlines world wide.
Brown admits he fears for his life and has made the choice to not go away his home after darkish
Protests have taken place world wide, together with in London (pictured) in current weeks
Despite the worldwide viewers and hundreds of thousands world wide now sitting as much as take discover, Brown admits he nonetheless fears the ‘trigger-happy’ police in America.
‘As a black man it is scary,’ he added. ‘I’m going by a near-daily process with my fiancee to recollect what to do if the police pull me over.
‘The officers right here have weapons and you must be very cautious as a result of they’re very set off completely satisfied. It’s an incredible nation. I need to say that as a result of many individuals really feel like, “Well, why do you want to live there?”
Brown performed for Blackburn within the Premier League throughout a 15-year skilled profession
Caskets are displayed in a procession to honour the lifetime of George Floyd in Los Angeles
‘But by way of the race subject, it’s actually scary when a police officer seems behind my automotive. Real panic settles in and it is like, “Please don’t pull me over. Please don’t pull me over!” as a result of simply reaching for one thing – something – might be deadly.’
Brown performed for Blackburn within the top-flight throughout a 15-year skilled profession, whereas additionally making a handful of appearances for the Wales nationwide crew.
His teaching profession has since seen him take within the likes of Bangladesh, Vietnam and Thailand, earlier than transferring to America along with his accomplice.