Booing of anti-racism gesture reinforces need to take a knee
The England team appears to be frustrated for continually having to explain why they want to take a knee, as they have done in the Premier League for a year as part of calls to eradicate racial injustice following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“Honestly, it’s something I didn’t even really want to speak on,” England forward Raheem Sterling said at the team’s St. George’s Park team base. “If you can’t understand the meaning behind it and the cause behind it, then it’s a real disappointment to see that.”
“Whether that message gets through to the minority or not is something we should not ever give up on,” Mings said. “I will speak about it until the day that I pass away. I am a strong advocate for trying to educate people who might not understand issues they have been subjected to.”
Yet the England games — like those against Austria and Romania in Middlesbrough, where players were booed for taking a knee — also see the line “No surrender” inserted by a large section of fans …
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