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Taking the knee in football: why this act of protest has always been political

The England football team’s preparations for the 2020 European Championships were recently overshadowed by some of their own supporters’ decision to boo the team for “taking the knee” before matches.

This was about players showing support for the fight against racism and campaigning for meaningful change in football, and not about frontline politics, according to manager Gareth Southgate.

  • Paul Ian Campbell
  • The Conversation

In the days that followed, sport media were full of paradoxical …

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