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Kane says Premier League players should keep taking the knee in racism fight

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best to just stick to the footie Harry. We’re tired of having this PC nonsense rammed down our throats 24/7

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Totally agree Penfold. Not one single player has refused to perform this nonsense before a match. This is not optional. Commentator lost their jobs for refusing to wear BLM badges. I support kick it out and I’m against racism anywhere but this is clearly having an adverse effect.

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Commentator lost their jobs for refusing to wear BLM badges.

Commentators on English football? Link please.

this is clearly having an adverse effect.

According to who? In what way? Please explain.

PC nonsense

Gosh, basic human decency is nonsense now is it?

Good lad Harry, keep it going.

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Question the need for this article that will bring out the bitter,negative Nancys who don't even follow football,yet given their chance will express their thinly veiled "biases."

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best to just stick to the footie Harry. We’re tired of having this PC nonsense rammed down our throats 24/7

I think you mean you are tired of seeing footballers take the knee for a few seconds before kick-off.

I’m old enough to remember bananas being thrown at John Barnes and crowds making hissing sounds at Spurs games to imitate the sound of Nazi gas chambers. It has improved since then but racism is still around in English football.

A few seconds before kick-off doesn’t bother me at all. Racism is garbage

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What we are sick of is being told what social issues we should be caring about.

Many people think that the following are more important issues that should be addressed - poverty, human & animal trafficking, cutting down rainforests !?

where are their protests !?

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The premier league players and managers are in a unique position to highlight the racism in football and beyond. The most watched league in the world. They are sending a strong message.

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What we are sick of is being told what social issues we should be caring about.

You are not a child who can be told what you should care about and I’m sure you do your bit for the other causes you mention. You may think there are more important causes but racism is still garbage we need to do more to get rid of.

Ignore the few seconds of the knee and watch a 90-minute match.

If those few seconds are too unbearable, turn on the matches after kick-off.

You could even just not watch the matches if you are that bothered by it.

I don’t get the problem

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The majority of players, managers, owners and fans support it. The objectors are people who don't experience the racism in their daily lives.

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Rather than blame them for doing it, I would blame the NFL, when taking the knee started and was far from condoned, for not doing more.

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Nothing wrong with doing your part to stamp out racism and help people. However, a bunch of pampered millionaires using the opportunity to make simplistic gestures and signalling their virtue is beyond useless.

Not to mention, taking a knee is a common gesture of the BLM movement, which has little to do with racism and a lot to do with Marxism. As is demanding compliance and shaming those who disagree.

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Back in the late 80s I started going to my local teams games and it was a right laugh. You'd go to watch the game, jump around a shout and maybe have a bit of a scuffle...it was a good release for 90mins or so. Now whenever I go to a game back home there are about 5 tributes to dead fans I never knew plus a load of pre-match mollycoddling and PC b0llox.

It's lost it's spark and that's reflected in even the chants being more dreary than they used to be. Just stick to the bl0ody football and please stop messing with the game.

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I stopped watching NFL and Premier League once all the kneeling started. Sometimes I miss it, but I refuse to buy into all the fake hand-wringing and crocodile tears.

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Racism is stupid, but the Premier League banned political statements by players. Now, they've institutionalized it to the point where it's meaningless. I fully support Colin Kaepernick; he was taking a stance. Everybody taking the knee as some kind of semi-compulsory obligation is not taking a stance. Even the ****ing referees are taking the knee. What right does the Premier League have to impose a social position on its players. Conversely, do the players now have the right to make a protest for any social issue? Can they take a knee for Brexit? Gay rights? These and racism are social issues, not soccer issues and the Premier League should not be endorsing any issues.

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The game of football is a beautiful sport. It needs to be played in the right spirit. Wishing all footballers, match officials, and fans a jolly good time on and off the field.

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Some people think that we should all simply forget and move on after seeing a very public lynching of a man called Lloyd George

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How's this different from Kick It Out speeches before football games

However, a bunch of pampered millionaires using the opportunity to make simplistic gestures and signalling their virtue is beyond useless.

It's been done up-and-down the English football leagues, down to the amateurs

Racism is still rife in futbol (more outside England than not)

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