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Ibrox fans warn Defoe that they don’t welcome Taking The Knee

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Jermain Defoe’s suggestion that his team-mates ‘take the knee’ has been given a hostile reaction from some Ibrox fans.

Since the murder of George Floyd went viral there has been almost universal revulsion at the incident and the realisation of the continued racism across society.

Taking The Knee was the instant response from Americans with that gesture repeated worldwide with sportsmen and especially footballers leading the way. In Scotland recent demos at George Square and Glasgow Green have involved powerful speeches and demonstrations of support.

When the EPL restarted last weekend player names were replaced with BLACK LIVES MATTER on the back of shirts with the BLM logo now on the sleeve with an NHS logo on the front of shirts.

The SPFL Premiership season doesn’t start until August 1, the focus may have softened by then but Defoe won’t find unanimous backing from Ibrox fans if he wants his team-mates to ‘Take the Knee’ when Scottish football resumes.

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