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Players Still 'Overwhelmingly' Support Taking A Knee Despite Some Fans Booing

Players Still 'Overwhelmingly' Support Taking A Knee Despite Some Fans Booing

Players across Britain are still in favour of taking a knee prior to every game according to a PFA survey.

Since football returned in June, every player has taken a knee in an attempt to combat racial discrimination.

The PFA wanted to know how clubs and players wanted to react but per Sky Sports, players are keen to continue taking a knee despite potential backlash.

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A statement read: "Throughout 2020, PFA members have demonstrated a strong understanding of the societal issues raised across the world and have used their platform to highlight the impact racism has on both individuals and wider communities.

"This powerful symbol of solidarity represents the players' commitment to anti-racism and is not an endorsement of any political position. It is a peaceful act of unity that highlights a persistent and systemic issue."

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Five key questions were asked in the survey in regards to taking a knee as a squad, as well as other possible alternatives.

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Earlier this month, Millwall fans made headlines after booing players during their side's clash with Derby County.

The club admitted they were 'dismayed and disheartened' at the reaction and defender Mahlon Romeo admitted he was 'almost speechless' at the reaction.

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"While the Premier League has already committed to teams taking the knee for the duration of the season, players across the EFL have been left in a difficult position following a lack of leadership on the issue," the PFA's statement continued.

"The survey conducted by the PFA has shown overwhelming support for continuing to take a knee, and we hope this gives the EFL and the clubs involved the information needed to support the players.

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"The PFA's primary goal will always be to support members and protect their right to use their platform for change.

"We will continue to offer our backing to players, in whichever form they choose to protest against racism, and we urge all clubs, leagues and football authorities to do the same."

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Topics: Black Lives Matter, Football News, Football, PFA, Premier League

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