Did I hear right that players will take the knee for every single match next season, this is getting a bit silly now isn't it, I understood and applauded doing it for one match, much like doing a 1 minute's silence when someone in the game passes away or other events but putting this issue above all other issues facing the world, especially at a time when so many are suffering and worried about Covid is sort of perverse and I'm not convinced it will achieve anything positive. What I mean by that is that almost everyone rejects racism already and huge strides have been taken to combat it in recent times, which must surely be very good, but instead of celebrating that we are presented with a narrative of all non Black people essentially being racist which is not really fair, to put it mildly.
Your wrong mate, continuing the ‘Taking the Knee’ is exactly what the players should do, the message has to get thru to those who don’t or refuse to understand that racism has no place in sport nor anywhere, NOT everyone rejects racism as you say mate, in the past campaign’s such as ‘Say no to Racism, etc don’t work because they fade away and don’t have the power that it requires,
Almost every player in every team should be behind this campaign, and everyone should take the knee for as long as possible, it may look tiresome, and you may say Yeah whatever when they do it, but if they didn’t then that too would fade away and the racists win,
The strides you say that have been taken are not long enough, everyone to a man has to do their bit, even here in Joe Blogg Street, I’ve heard countless ppl being racist, saying racist things, but said nothing, but have witnessed others nod in agreement of what they have heard, and that is the part of the problem, we all live in fear of saying something instead of speaking our minds, in case of reprisals, that is sad of a society for which is supposed to have freedom of speech,
As for our footballers, they must continue doing what they do, and I’d go further too, next time they hear racist chants or comments from the crowd, or indeed from a opponent, make it known to your captain report to the Ref, and walk off the pitch, it’s the only way, reporting to governing bodies is all well & good but f**k all seems to happen about it, no one hears anything thereafter, but walking off the pitch would have a major effect, it will seriously piss of those in the crowd, and in turn they would turn on the racists,
It has to stop, and it has to stop now, no matter how fed up you are with it all, WE are all one and the same, I may have pink skin, my friend may have brown skin, but we all have arms & legs and eyes and ears, brains ,hearts & minds, we are just ppl, simples !
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