Racism: Players will continue to take the knee until the end of the season - Premier League CEO Richard Masters

Premier League CEO, Richard Masters has said that footballers within the league will proceed to kneel in protest in opposition to racism earlier than matches till the tip of the season.

Premier league gamers and officers have been kneeling earlier than kick off of matches since final season following the demise of George Floyd in the USA as a strategy to protests in opposition to racism.

However there was criticism of the motion, as some say the motion would not do sufficient to deal with the challenges of racism.

Masters has now revealed that the league will focus on extending the anti-racism demonstrations forward of the 2021-22 marketing campaign.

“It’s a massive assertion, it was player-led. We spent loads of time speaking to gamers. It was an emotional time throughout the pandemic,” Masters instructed Sky Sports activities.

“Going again to Challenge Restart, after we had been speaking to gamers, they wished to make an announcement about their due to the NHS and key staff and to make a stand in opposition to the occasions in America final 
summer season.

“We had been completely satisfied to help the gamers. Maybe for the primary time, we had the Premier League, golf equipment and gamers on the identical web page on an vital problem.

“Anti-discrimination is one thing we’re actually dedicated to. Final week we introduced our ‘No Room for Racism’ motion plan. Sadly, now we have needed to tackle the social media corporations close to on-line abuse.

“You will notice for the remainder of this season extra anti-racism messages on participant’s shirts and the continuation of taking the knee till the tip of the season.

“It has by no means been an instruction, it has all the time been a private alternative. We’ve got had exceptional unanimity up so far and I anticipate that to proceed.

“We are going to focus on with the gamers within the shut season what we’re going to do to proceed to make our emotions clear about anti-discrimination messaging going ahead.”


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