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Millwall fans support the anti-racism actions, says Gary Rowett

Thu 10 December 2020 | 9:21

Millwall manager believes that his club’s supporters are behind the eradication of racial discrimination in football.

After booing players that took the knee before their last Saturday match against

Derby

,

Millwall

fans were widely criticized for supporting racism. Thankfully in their Tuesday match against QPR, the fans responded to the players’ anti-discrimination banners by applause. Millwall manager

Gary Rowett

responded to this action after his team’s 1-1 draw against QPR.

“I don’t think they necessarily responded to a plea, I think they responded to a message that we’re trying to portray, which is anti-discrimination, a fight against inequality, a fight against racism.

“None of us want racism in our society and I think football is a very powerful tool in order to fight it.

“For me, what we tried to do today was almost create a line between taking a knee being the only gesture and making another form of gesture, which the fans got behind fantastically well.

“I didn’t hear any negativity, I heard everyone get behind it.

“I’m sure there were people looking on in the football world, and the world in general, that were hoping that maybe there would be more negativity, but I’m proud of the fans and I’m proud of the club for the work they’ve been doing to try and make this a positive thing.”


source: SportMob

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