Premier League golf equipment might cease taking the knee as some captains query whether or not it ought to proceed
EXCLUSIVE: Premier League golf equipment might STOP taking the knee as captains fail to come back to a collective settlement… with some questioning whether or not the gesture must be diminished or dropped – with a last resolution due early subsequent week
- Gamers have backed the anti-racism image for greater than two seasons
- Captains met with the Premier League to debate quite a lot of totally different points
- They might not come to a collective settlement over taking the knee
- A supply at one membership fears the gesture ‘had turn into like wallpaper’
Premier League captains are set to verify whether or not they may proceed to take the knee subsequent season – with doubts rising whether or not the gesture has the backing of all 20 squads.
Gamers have backed the anti-racism image for greater than two seasons, taking a knee earlier than each sport since soccer returned following the primary pandemic lockdown in 2020.
Now although some really feel as if the gesture must be dropped however a last resolution received’t be confirmed till early this week, forward of the brand new Premier League season.
The Mail on Sunday has found that membership captains met with the Premier League on Thursday to debate quite a lot of points together with taking the knee.
It’s understood a collective settlement was not reached after quite a lot of membership captains questioned whether or not the gesture must be diminished or stopped after two years.
A proposal to dramatically scale back the variety of video games the place they take the knee was put ahead. It contains taking the knee for the primary spherical of video games, after which for No Room For Racism video games in October and March. Captains will talk about the problem with squads within the subsequent few days.
Premier League golf equipment couldn’t come to a collective settlement over whether or not to drop the taking the knee gesture as an anti-racism image
Captains of some golf equipment questioned whether or not the gesture must be diminished or eliminated
Sources near the talks consider it’s unlikely the gesture will proceed earlier than each sport.
Various gamers together with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha have already stopped after voicing doubts the gesture remained efficient.
A supply at one membership mentioned that ‘whereas the motive of taking the knee was good’, he feared it had ‘turn into like wallpaper’. He added: ‘It’s higher to take affirmative motion to sort out racism.’
One other membership supply mentioned he believed beginning the gesture had been rushed and was not thought via.
A last resolution on the matter will not be confirmed till early within the coming week
He added: ‘The gamers have put themselves in a tough place. Some gamers are fearful that calling a whole finish to taking the knee might see them accused of withdrawing help for tackling racism.
Different golf equipment stay adamant that the gesture will stay forward of all video games. One mentioned: ‘We’re planning for precisely the identical as final season.’
The Premier League insist any resolution will likely be left to the captains and gamers and that they help their needs.