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EXCLUSIVE: Premier League players will kneel this weekend to support the No Room For Racism campaign, after dumping the gesture before every game at the start of the season
- Premier League players began to kneel after George Floyd’s death two years ago
- They have stopped taking the knee before every game this season
- However, they will be kneeling this weekend to support the No Room For Racism campaign
Premier League footballers get on their knees this weekend as part of the No Room For Racism campaign.
Top officials will launch the anti-discrimination initiative this weekend and last for the next two rounds of play.
And players will reunite with the knee before every match during the No Room For Racism campaign.
Premier League players will kneel before their matches this weekend
The gesture became a staple of English football for two years as players expressed their support for equality after George Floyd’s sickening death in the US from police brutality.
But after meetings over the summer, the players decided to stop taking the knee before every game — instead making the gesture on certain occasions in the season.
A number of players had stopped taking the knee even before this decision was made, as they felt the gesture had run its course.
Bournemouth stopped taking the knee last season while they were in the Championship but confirmed at the start of the current campaign that they would be carrying out the anti-racism gesture on the agreed days.
Some players like Wilfried Zaha (pictured above) stopped taking the knee last season
England’s national team plans to take the knee at the World Cup in Qatar later this year
Players haven’t kneeled since the first round in August, but will this weekend.
The England national team has also taken a lead in their matches over the past two years, including at last year’s European Championships.
Sportsmail reported in July that the squad plans to kneel at the World Cup later this year.
It is clear that a number of core players believe it remains a powerful and impressive gesture, and they are eager to get their message across to the big tournament in Qatar.