CHELSEA’S MARCOS ALONSO TO JOIN CRYSTAL PALACE FORWARD WILFRED ZAHA IN NOT TAKING THE ANTI RACISM KNEE

Players have been taking a knee since the summer of 2020 to show support for the movement for racial equality that was triggered after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit $20 bill.

CHELSEA’S MARCOS ALONSO TO JOIN CRYSTAL PALACE FORWARD WILFRED ZAHA IN NOT TAKING THE ANTI RACISM KNEE
Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso :Photo courtesy

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha was the first PL player to stop taking the knee citing his belief.

Marcos Alonso says he will not take the knee any longer  and will instead point to the Premier League 'No Room for Racism' badge on his shirt.He believes the gesture has lost meaning.

Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso :Photo courtesy

Speaking to media Alonso said, "I am fully against racism and I'm against every type of discrimination, and I just prefer to put my finger to the badge where it says no to racism, like they do in some other sports and football in other countries.I prefer to do it this way and, of course, to say very clearly that I am against racism and I respect everybody. And maybe I think it's losing a bit of strength the other way, so I just prefer to do it this way and to show I am fully supportive of fighting against racism.We are in the changing room and we are like a family. I have a very good relationship with everyone, I love everyone and up to now we haven't talked about it. I don't think there is a need to, but, of course, if I have to speak to anyone, I will say the same thing I just told you and I don't think there will be any problems."