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‘Shambolic’ ‘staggeringly bad decision and a huge mistake’ ‘knuckledraggers are being appeased’ Fans react as SFA refuse to Take The Knee

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The SFA have turned the spotlight on themselves with the announcement that Scotland players won’t Take The Knee against racism during the European Championships.

Taking The Knee has become football’s symbol of support against racism following the murder of George Floyd last year in Minneapolis.

It was universally backed by football teams when the game resumed after Lockdown but after Slavia Prague’s Europa League win at Ibrox anti-racism activists decided that doing nothing was more appropriate. After that match UEFA handed out three match suspensions to Kemar Roofe and Glen Kamara for acts of violence.

Celtic were one of the first clubs to fall in line with their ‘rivals’ from Ibrox but at all major matches players have continued to Take The Knee.

Since fans have returned to matches there has been noticeable booing of players taking the knee. Rather than cave in Gareth Southgate and others in the England squad have tackled the issue full on, doubling down and reinforcing their determination to tackle racism.

A week today Scotland take on England at Wembley, as the cosmopolitan and multi-racial England squad take the knee Ian Maxwell’s side will stand up in defiance.

Should the Scotland players Take The Knee?

Yes, shouldn't even be a discussion

Yes, shouldn't even be a discussion

No, the SFA have got this one right

No, the SFA have got this one right

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