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Scotland will unite with England in taking a knee

Fri 11 June 2021 | 18:42

Scotland boss talks about fighting against racism and wants to unite with England in it.

Scotland’s

national team squad will join

England

in taking a knee to do their part in fighting racism, according to their boss

Steve Clarke

.

England players have been facing some negative reactions from the fans for taking a knee, but Clarke thinks that people are just misunderstanding the purpose of what the players are trying to do.

"In light of divisive and inaccurate comments being perpetuated by individuals and groups, whose views we denounce in the strongest terms, we have reflected today as a group,"

Clarke said

.

"We remain committed to our principles of taking a stand but we must also be unequivocal in condemning the opportunistic false narrative being presented by some.

"We have therefore agreed that we will show solidarity with our counterparts in England, many of whom are team-mates of our own players, and who have found themselves on the receiving end of abuse from fans in recent international matches.

"We will continue to take a stand – together, as one – for our matches at Hampden Park. For our match at Wembley, we will stand against racism and kneel against ignorance."

Scotland captain

Andy Robertson

has also talked about the team’s decision of taking a knee, strongly supporting the idea of taking a knee in their match against England at Wembley.

Robertson said:

"Our stance is that everyone, players, fans, teams, clubs, federations, governing bodies and governments must do more. Meaningful action is needed if meaningful change is to occur.

"But it is also clear, given the events around the England national team, taking the knee in this tournament matters as a symbol of solidarity.

"For this reason, we have collectively decided to again take the knee as a team for the fixture against England at Wembley Stadium.

"The Scotland team stands against racism but we will kneel against ignorance and in solidarity on June 18th."


source: SportMob