The Wolves manager is eager to keep taking a knee even if he is all by himself.
Nuno Espirito Santo
is the only boss in thePremier League
that is non-white and believes in the importance of the gesture.
The Ivory international Wilfried Zaha quit as he was convinced taking a knee is humiliating, while in the Sky Bet ChampionshipBrentford
, QPR, andMiddlesbrough
have refused to do so.
Clubs have supported taking a knee in unity with the Black Lives Matter since it began again in July.
Nuno said: “
I will continue to do it. If people don’t believe that it can make a difference, it’s an individual (issue).
“I will continue to do it because it is a way to show my position and my idea on it, and if one day I will do it by myself, if they give me the chance, I will do it. We cannot give up.
“The results don’t come immediately but you cannot give up. It’s a long, long battle that we have to do. We cannot give up even if the impact is not immediate. Through time we will reach it.”
will take onAston Villa
in the Premier League today following their thumping 4-1 loss toManchester City
. Supporters are not yet allowed in the stadium as the Covid-19 vaccine is launched and fans may be able to come back by the end of the season, with Nuno supporting the process.
I have no doubts about it, it’s safe, it’s approved,”
he said. “
I say to everyone, a vaccine is a key step for easing restrictions and a key step for us to go back.”