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We should continue taking the knee, insists Kane

Wed 02 December 2020 | 11:32

England and Spurs captain believes that the players should insist on taking the knee and continue this act against racism.

After the death of George Floyd in the United States, there has been a lot of discussion toward Racism, not only from the Social point of view but even the racism in Football. Players, especially those who play in the

Premier League

started to take a knee before the match to show their sympathy with the people who are suffering from racism.

This decision has been debated a lot among people in the UK, some said it is a political act and players should stop doing that while others believe that there is no relation between racism and politics and the players should use their influence to raise awareness toward a very serious issue.

Harry Kane

believes it is still important for him and his fellow players to kneel prior to every game.

“I think we are a huge platform to share our voices across the world, to be honest,"

Kane told Nihal Arthanayake on BBC Radio 5 Live. 

"Obviously we have done a lot with Black Lives Matter and taking the knee before games. I hear people talking about taking the knee and whether we should still be doing it, and for me, I think we should.

“What people don’t realize sometimes is we are watched by millions of people around the world, and of course for the person who watches the Premier League every week, they see the same thing every week, but I think if you look round the world, you see children watching the game for the first time, seeing us all take a knee and asking their parents asking why we take the knee.

"I think it’s a great chance for people to explain why and get their point across. I think education is the biggest thing we can do - adults can teach generations what it means, and what it means to be together and help each other, no matter what your race.”

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