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Taking The Knee At Football

By Roulette Len18/9 23:35Fri Sep 18 23:35:27 2020

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QPR didn't earlier.

Should we stop too?

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By Owen B19/9 10:40Sat Sep 19 10:40:28 2020In response to Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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Better to take proper action on race and racism than token gestures now. I think it should be up to the individual teams/players whether they make the symbolic statement.

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By FootyIQ (HT-FT)19/9 08:10Sat Sep 19 08:10:35 2020In response to Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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QPR didn’t take the knee in their first game either.
Nothing wrong with it, media, tabloid and television are gutter journalism trying to create sensational stories from nothing.

If it’s not England players behaving badly, or spending and enjoying too much Money, they hound these players to fill column space, look at the over reaction to a golf player returning to football ffs and a countdown clock for clubs going bust.

I expect all others to phase out the knee, this is all part of a plan to phase out before crowds return to stadiums.

What better choice of leaders than the most diverse of all clubs to start this end process. If QPR do not feel the need then all the other virtue signalling sheep will follow on very soon. There will be publicity saying the Football body will review, say that the message has got across and then carry on with no room for racism. It’s their get out of jail card as they know people will react if the knee continues and they wont be able to steward or police the built up anger in the grounds as sport should never have got involved in politics.

We are all being played for mugs this year, politics and viruses.

Anyway enjoy the game x

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By Freemo19/9 10:19Sat Sep 19 10:19:04 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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Whether or not it has run its course, describing a gesture which started from some black sportsmen complaining about being at greater risk of being murdered as 'virtue signalling sheep' getting 'involved in politics' seems an overreaction.

Why must we be forever shouting at one another?

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By FootyIQ (HT-FT)19/9 11:09Sat Sep 19 11:09:15 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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Appreciate the comment but as this is a football forum I won’t commit to a million word essay on the subject.

Nobody is shouting, we all understand racism is a global issue and is not acceptable. I’m sure Bill Gates is working on a vaccine now.

As for the virtue signalling sheep do you really think every single footballer taking the knee is for it, or just going along with it for fear of being outcast.

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By Dave (daveadkins)19/9 15:51Sat Sep 19 15:51:05 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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Does it hurt anyone. No
Does it help promote a cause. Yes.
Sheep have nothing to do with it. Unity does.

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By Freemo19/9 11:21Sat Sep 19 11:21:35 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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As I understand in the Premier League it started from Billy Sharp's respect for his team mate's wish to support Black Lives Matter's core message, and others followed suit.

I don't know what each individual players motivations are, I would try to find out before labelling them sheep. It may be to do with mutual respect for team mates, it may be part of a great war to re-write our culture. Footballers not generally noted for the latter.

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By FootyIQ (HT-FT)19/9 11:28Sat Sep 19 11:28:05 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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Well we agree on one thing,

“footballers aren’t the sharpest tools in the box”

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By Chet Manley (Paulio)18/9 23:48Fri Sep 18 23:48:23 2020In response to Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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The players should feel free to do what they want.

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By Balders (BALDOCKBORO)19/9 11:53Sat Sep 19 11:53:56 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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Agreed. Ideally the captain should consult the squad and they should take a collective view. Which is what happened I'm sure.

Shaming people into doing it, like wearing a poppy is not the right thing to do.

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By Roulette Len19/9 08:07Sat Sep 19 08:07:56 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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I agree.

Sky obviously hadn't looked into how diverse QPR are.

Tenuous link... I had a dream (last night) that we went up 1-0 but lost 2-1.

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By SFCfox19/9 08:11Sat Sep 19 08:11:35 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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I counted 5 former Boro players in that game last night.

Matt Godden
Ilias Chair
Luke Amos
Ben Sheaf
Joe Lumley

Jobi as a pundit too.

#LeonScoutingGenius

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Re: Taking The Knee At Football

By Freemo19/9 00:21Sat Sep 19 00:21:43 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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If they don't like America, they should get out

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Oldham prediction

By Bragbury10619/9 06:48Sat Sep 19 06:48:20 2020In response to Re: Taking The Knee At FootballTop of thread

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3-1 win d. newton 2
i. effiong.

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