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‘The Rangers I once knew are gone’ Ibrox fans disgusted as their players take the knee for #BLM

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Some Ibrox fans have taken to Twitter to criticise their club after their players showed respect for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter campaign by taking the knee before the friendly match with Lyon.

Over the last two months it has become a common feature at sporting events, for the first week of the resumed EPL campaign the phrase BLACK LIVES MATTER replaced player names on the back of shirts.

Jermain Defoe has been vocal in his support of the issue but a large number of Ibrox fans are fiercely opposed to showing support for the BLM campaign.

Race clearly isn’t an issue with Steven Gerrard with almost half of his first team squad being non-white but the reaction on Twitter suggests that that approach isn’t welcomed by a large sector of the club support.

Last season parts of Ibrox were closed by UEFA for two matches following racist actions by supporters.

Those sanctions provoked the club into launching an inclusive project titled Anyone Everyone but after almost a year in action there is clearly a lot of work to be done.

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