Premier League membership captains have agreed to cease taking a knee earlier than each match however reaffirmed their dedication to battle racism and discrimination.
Gamers and workers have been taking a knee previous to kickoff for the reason that Premier League returned from the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020 to indicate their assist for the Black Lives Matter motion.
Nevertheless, the Premier League introduced on Wednesday that gamers will restrict the variety of occasions they take a knee earlier than video games for the upcoming season.
An announcement learn: “Forward of the brand new season, Premier League membership captains have reaffirmed their dedication to combating racism and all types of discrimination.
“The gamers have determined to make use of particular moments in the course of the upcoming marketing campaign to take the knee, to amplify the message that racism has no place in soccer or society.
“The Premier League helps the gamers’ resolution and, alongside the golf equipment, will use these alternatives to raise anti-racism messaging as a part of the League’s No Room for Racism Motion Plan.
“Gamers will take the knee in the course of the opening match spherical of the season, devoted No Room for Racism match rounds in October and March, Boxing Day fixtures following the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Premier League matches on the ultimate day of the season and The FA Cup and EFL Cup finals.”
The Premier League captains added in an announcement: “We’ve determined to pick out important moments to take the knee in the course of the season to spotlight our unity in opposition to all types of racism and in so doing we proceed to indicate solidarity for a typical trigger.
“We stay resolutely dedicated to eradicate racial prejudice, and to result in an inclusive society with respect and equal alternatives for all.”