Premier League players will limit taking a knee before games
Premier League players have decided to kneel only in certain games.
The Premier League has announced that players will no longer routinely taking a knee before the start of games.
After the death of Georgef Floyd, who was illegally killed by the police in the United States, and the Black Lives Matter movement that followed, Premier League players began to taking a knee before the games. However, their action brought negative reactions, the most serious of which was in Euro 2020, when fans started booing the players last summer. Now it has been announced they will stop taking a knee before all games and players will take a knee before specific matches such as the FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals as well as Boxing Day matches.
Premier League's statement reads:
"Ahead of the new season, Premier League club captains have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting racism and all forms of discrimination.
"The players have decided to use specific moments during the upcoming campaign to take the knee, to amplify the message that racism has no place in football or society.
"The Premier League supports the players' decision and, alongside the clubs, will use these opportunities to elevate anti-racism messaging as part of the League's No Room for Racism Action Plan."
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