GMB viewers praise cricket legend Michael Holding as he swears in heated interview

Michael Holding and his interview were praised by GMB viewers as he swore on today’s show (Thursday, June 24) as he spoke out against racism.

The former West Indies cricket legend and Sky Sports expert, 67, made headlines last year when he became emotional when reacting to the death of George Floyd.

Michael delivered a passionate anti-racism rant (ITV)

What happened in Michael Holding’s interview on GMB this morning?

GMB hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid welcomed Michael to the show to publish his new book, Why We Kneel, Why We Rise.

“As a young man growing up in school, I was never taught anything good about what black people are or people of color,” he said.

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“I’ve since discovered all the great things they’ve done that have been erased from history because they don’t fit the white superiority narrative of what people want to portray.

“Until we teach the whole history so that everyone – black and white – can understand the true history of mankind, we will continue to have struggles.”

Interview with Michael Holding
Michael grabbed the headlines after an emotional appearance on Sky News (Credit: Sky News)

What bad word did Michael say?

Michael continued, “We have people who grow up, subconsciously or not, thinking that they are superior to other races.

“We have more and more, unconsciously or not, that they think they are inferior to other races.

“It’s a load of [bleep] as you would say.

It was then that Ben stepped in and apologized to viewers for the dirty word.

Susanna said: “It is a reflection of your strength of feeling. “

How did viewers react?

Despite the language, viewers on Twitter praised Michael for his frank and passionate speech.

One of them said: ‘Michael Holding saying'[bleep]’live on TV, what a Legend. I need to read his book as soon as possible.

Another wrote: “I’m not sure I can like Mochael Holding, but he’s bringing it out of the park on GMB this morning.

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“What a man!”

A third commented: “Michael Holding what an absolute legend.

“Speaks so clearly and passionately about racism.

“Inspirational stuff sir.”

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