Footballers to no longer take the knee before every Premier League game | UK News
The players will no longer give up before every game in the Premier League this season.
Instead, the league’s 20 club captains agreed to use specific moments in the campaign kick-off “to amplify the message that racism has no place in football or society.” “.
In a statement, the federation said: “The Premier League supports the players’ decisions and, together with the clubs, will use these opportunities to raise the message of anti-racism as part of the campaign. The Federation’s No Room Action Plan for Racism.”
Players will use pillows during this weekend’s opening games of the season, at the exclusive Non-Racism matches in October and March, the Giveaways Day matches after the World Cup is over, the last day of the season and the FA and EFL cup finals.
The Premier League captains said in a statement: “We have decided to choose key moments to the knee during the season to highlight our solidarity against all forms of racism. and by doing so, we continue to show solidarity for a common goal.
“We remain uncompromisingly committed to eradicating racial prejudice and providing an inclusive society with respect and equal opportunity for all.”
Players and staff at Premier League clubs have begun kneeling before the start of matches in June 2020 to show their support for the racial equality movement.
The decision was supported by the Premier League, as players and match officials wore ‘Not for Racism’ badges on their shirts.
A total of £238,000 will be donated to youth clubs on behalf of club captains after £119,000 was raised from royalties of badges sold on the club’s jerseys last season, with the same amount as the Premier League.