Premier League players decide to stop taking the knee before every match

The Premier League’s club captains have decided to no longer take the knee before every match, though have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting racism and discrimination.

A statement on behalf of the 20 captains explained: ‘We have decided to select significant moments to take the knee during the season to highlight our unity against all forms of racism and in so doing we continue to show solidarity for a common cause.

‘We remain resolutely committed to eradicate racial prejudice, and to bring about an inclusive society with respect and equal opportunities for all.’

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