People don't support "taking a knee", they associate it with BLM, BLM has a lot of negative connotations for a lot of people. They were responsible for wide spread looting and vandalism in the US last year, their founder was a Marxist, they are using a "Raised Fist" which has strong links to Communist parties from the 1930's for example. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roter_Frontkämpferbund
No one is going to boo something positive to do with anti-racism in football like the Standing up to Racism Campaign the Premier league did. This is just an attempt to force people into accepting a political position they don't agree with.
If you're so exercised about the players being "overpaid millionaires" then why are you even watching? Just change the channel/don't go to matches
Not gonna link to it due to the language, but Tom Walker's latest Jonathan Pie vid is bang on...
On this occasion. Racism directed at the players is an ongoing thing, as are their protests. It's extraordinary to me that you take issue with something that takes up literally 2 seconds of the match.
I didn't know the clenched fist had communist links. Seems like an odd choice of affiliation for a civil rights organisation. I wonder if there are any other groups, possibly more recent, with a link to the civil rights movement, which also used the clenched raised fist as a symbol of fighting oppression.
I guess we'll never know.
The founder said herself she is a Marxist and the logo is a raised fist, I know you would like to link the raised fist to other groups, and that might be plausible if she herself hadn't come out said it. This alongside the goal of defunding the Police, mass looting and rioting, but you want people not to boo players supporting that, what planet are you guys from? 99.9% of people have no issue with black players, I'm a huge fan of a lot of them, but I'm against "taking a knee".
Except that taking the knee does not imply direct support for the BLM organisation anymore. The meaning of the symbol has broadened way beyond the organisation and now is broadly understood to be an act in support of minority (mainly black) rights in general.
Question, if the players had decided to adopt another symbol to differentiate their protest from BLM as a political organisation, but to still show support to the civil rights movement, do you think the same minority of fans in stadiums would still be booing? They would, and we both know it, because their attitudes have precisely jack all to do with ideological opposition to BLM, communism or defunding the police. Racism is still alive and well in football and the abuse the players have received on social media etc justifies their stance despite the minority insisting that everything is fine.
So you think hundreds or thousands of people in Wembley who are opposed to taking the knee are doing so because they are racist? The Home Secretary who supports that stance as an Asian woman is also racist. Ok man, I think we might have to disagree there.
If you don't think Asians can be racist,So you think hundreds or thousands of people in Wembley who are opposed to taking the knee are doing so because they are racist? The Home Secretary who supports that stance as an Asian woman is also racist. Ok man, I think we might have to disagree there.
I think the majority of people in the crowd who booed did so because they hold racist views, yes, not all, but most.
In terms of the home secretary, I suspect that's less about racism and more about good old fashioned authoritarianism, I could however be wrong.
A beautifully racist statement in itself.
So it couldn't be that they've watched all the carnage on the news caused by BLM in America, seen what their stance is in regards to certain things, the corruption at the top of the organisation siphoning off millions of $$ for example, you're just going to say most people who boo are racist. Ok.
People who have these types of views like to put people in boxes, they've already decided most football fans are probably racist despite having never attended a game in their life most likely.
Condone - transitive verb, to regard or treat (something bad or blameworthy) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless.
iNews - Priti Patel does not support England players taking the knee and says fans have right to boo.