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Angoose
03 Aug 21 17:30
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Players from all 20 Premier League clubs will continue to take the knee before matches this season to highlight their opposition to racism.

The Premier League say they "support wholeheartedly" the decision that has been made.

A 'No Room For Racism' sleeve badge will also be worn by players and match officials on their shirts.

The opening game of the new season sees newly promoted Brentford take on Arsenal on Friday, 13 August.

More to follow.

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By:
Aspro
When: 03 Aug 21 17:48
I thought Brentford were saying no Confused

If they've changed their minds then that tells me the Premier League have pulled rank and it's not the club's decision at all.
By:
Angoose
When: 03 Aug 21 17:50
In a statement, the players said: "We feel now, more than ever, it is important for us to continue to take the knee as a symbol of our unity against all forms of racism.

"We remain resolutely committed to our singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect and equal opportunities for all."
By:
11kv
When: 03 Aug 21 18:03
Patellas bursting into tears all over the country.
By:
Angoose
When: 03 Aug 21 18:11
In February, Brentford announced they would no longer be participating in the gesture as the West London club felt it no longer had the required impact.

However, it is understood Brentford players have agreed to take part.
By:
Angoose
When: 03 Aug 21 18:12
Personally, I think it's time to find a new way of getting the message across.
The misunderstandings around the gesture deflect from its intent.
By:
annie.
When: 03 Aug 21 18:30
Agree, Angoose.
By:
Blackrock
When: 03 Aug 21 18:31
Equal opportunities for all?
Does that include white people who have had to contend with 'positive discrimination' for many years.

If your'e white no need to apply type equal opportunity.
By:
Rider
When: 03 Aug 21 18:36
interesting that in the friendly between brentford and west ham last saturday, brentford continued to not take the knee, but now they will all of a sudden?
By:
penzance
When: 03 Aug 21 19:24
no one knows the ins and outs but
thats a bit of a U turn.
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 16:32
"A 'No Room For Racism' sleeve badge will also be worn by players and match officials on their shirts."

God help us
By:
11kv
When: 10 Aug 21 17:03
I think its awful and all sport should be cancelled and then we cant complain about racism and equal opps.

I think I might shed a tear and go and sit in an unlit room.
By:
n88uk
When: 10 Aug 21 20:51
Sky Sports Premier League
@SkySportsPL
Twitter says the United Kingdom was "by far" the main origin of racist posts aimed at England players after the Euro 2020 final.


https://twitter.com/SkySportsPL/status/1425166305636802560
By:
n88uk
When: 10 Aug 21 20:54

Aug 3, 2021 -- 12:11PM, Angoose wrote:


In February, Brentford announced they would no longer be participating in the gesture as the West London club felt it no longer had the required impact.However, it is understood Brentford players have agreed to take part.


All their players except Ivan Toney will be taking the knee. Ivan Toney says it's not enough basically, and not enough is being done at the top level to deal with racism. Similar to what Zaha says.

By:
moisok
When: 10 Aug 21 21:07
n88 interesting about these cretins who live under rocks

however the police say over FOUR times as many came from outside of the uk

seems that was missed

it is all about how to present facts  - headline grabbing etc
By:
PorcupineorPineapple
When: 10 Aug 21 21:28
Of course they have. They did it in the Euros and were booed. You think they're just gonna shrink and give in. Has anyone been paying any attention at all? Get ready for players walking off the pitch this season. They're not gonna throw the towel in on this.
By:
ballyregan
When: 10 Aug 21 21:58
players will only walk if they are losing england had the opportunity to walk in qualification games but complained to the ref instead and carried on , if it does not suit them they carry on
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 22:12
"Twitter says the United Kingdom was "by far" the main origin of racist posts aimed at England players after the Euro 2020 final."

i thought the posts were mostly on instagram?

also didn't the premier league do a study on online abuse last year showing 80% of racist posts came from outside the uk?
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 22:13
what does main origin mean? more than 50% or the single biggest source?
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 22:14
"not enough is being done at the top level to deal with racism"

lol what racism? indians posting bananas on instragram?

do the players even read the comments on their instagram accounts?
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 22:15
"however the police say over FOUR times as many came from outside of the uk

seems that was missed

it is all about how to present facts  - headline grabbing etc "

yes mo some people really want to convince us that the UK is plagued with racism
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 22:16
"They're not gonna throw the towel in on this. "

what specifically do they want?
By:
ballyregan
When: 10 Aug 21 22:33
i  read somewhere that bame is 14 percent of the countrys population this in theory means 1 in 7, so do tv programmes after the diversity stuff now have 1 in 7 bame on any programme at any time i would say no so is the equality?
how does it work
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 22:39
you think less than 1 in 7 on tv are BAME?
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 22:40
BBC and Sky are clearly hiring second rate presenters, newsreaders and reportrs based on ethncity, to meet quotas
By:
ballyregan
When: 10 Aug 21 22:40
no more now so this is not equality
By:
Capt__F
When: 10 Aug 21 23:11
Wrighty ?
By:
Capt__F
When: 10 Aug 21 23:11
Rio ?
By:
Capt__F
When: 10 Aug 21 23:12
Keano

on holiday ?
By:
Capt__F
When: 10 Aug 21 23:16
$10
By:
Giuseppe
When: 10 Aug 21 23:58
no none of them
By:
Giuseppe
When: 11 Aug 21 00:00
thanks for the tenner
By:
twizzle22
When: 11 Aug 21 09:30
My sentiments exactly 1971...lets hope the booing gets even louder.
By:
Rider
When: 11 Aug 21 09:55
when brentford took the knee against valencia last saturday the crowd cheered but I'm not sure if it was for taking the knee or because they thought the game had started with the referees whistle, the valencia players seemed to think it was to start the game as a couple of them ran in to the opposition half, it wasnt a great start to the game
By:
DIE LINKE
When: 11 Aug 21 10:22
Bout time you bedsit-dwelling, dinosaur losers accepted its 2021
By:
lfc1971
When: 11 Aug 21 10:51
Posts being deleted ?

Hopefully they continue to boo the wkers and they walk off , lol

Oh and it would be nice to see Brentford relegated , cheers
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 11 Aug 21 16:44
Britain is a free country and people are allowed to make whatever statements they want. Personally I think taking a knee is tokenism but I'm not sad enough to boo someone for making a peaceful statement.
By:
lfc1971
When: 11 Aug 21 17:00
I’m not saying I would be booing anyone , it’s not something I’ve ever done just not my thing
But that’s not something to be proud of , I secretly admire the booers .
By:
lfc1971
When: 11 Aug 21 17:01
And despise the kneelers , there it is
By:
SirNorbertClarke
When: 11 Aug 21 17:03
Why do you despise people taking a peaceful stance on such a sensitive issue?
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