Premier League clubs want ‘take the knee’ movement to stop before every game in upcoming 2022/23 season: reports » FirstSportz
All Premier League teams have reported wanting the squat to stop before every single game ahead of the 2022/23 season. After a meeting held a few days ago on this situation, the decision finally came and most captains agreed that the movement should say that the movement has lost its meaning and the gesture is no longer attractive to the world.
As of the 2020/21 season, all Premier League clubs had shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by wearing ribbons, kneeling before every game and also promoting the gesture in some other local cups and the FA Cup as well the Premier League’s anti-racism gesture has garnered acclaim around the world since its arrival.
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This movement was first popularized by NFL player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and continued by F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton following the 2020 wrongful killing of George Floyd in the US. But until now. Players like Wilfried Zaha and Ivan Toney have spoken out against it and want the gesture to stop.
According to reports from Mail Plus, some captains have concluded that the gesture should only apply to a few select games, also adding that the gesture has lost some of its meaning among people. They brought up the idea that if people around the world followed the name it should only be followed in important and big money games like the cup finals and derbies and it would be beneficial.
It would be unfair to say that all clubs are opposed to the move as despite the meeting being held some clubs have remained neutral and agree to go ahead with the gesture. Bournemouth, who have qualified for this season, have previously announced their players will not take a knee for the 2022/23 season, joined by Crystal Palace player Wilfried Zaha who also said: “I have a feeling that it is humiliating to take a knee.”
He feels the movement defeats its purpose and says the gesture is invalid when he says these things don’t feel the same at all. He says he doesn’t want to hear about these things unless there is some kind of change in the world and until some action is taken.
He added, “Growing up, my parents let me know that I should just be proud to be black no matter what and I just think we should stand our ground. I think the meaning behind it all becomes something that we just do now. That is not enough. I won’t take the knee.”
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