Slavia Prague knee denied for Black Lives Matter

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Slavia Prague knee denied for Black Lives Matter and gets the receipt on the square

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette (l) kneels in support of the Black Lives Matter movement – the team of Slavia Prague remains defiantly are.

© Petr David Josek/AP / DPA

It was a shabby gesture: While the players of Arsenal FC in the Europa League, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter went to the motion on the knee, the team of Slavia Prague demonstrative stand. The revenge of the English.

Football player Colin Kaepernick in August 2016, the beginning: a training game of his San Francisco 49ers, he went to the knee rather than stand for the US national anthem. He wanted to be no country in his honor, the black people are oppressed, he justified his refusal.

A controversial gesture, the violence of protesters, at the latest, since the murder of George Floyd in the past year, the Symbol of the racist police and protesters, and also in Europe by many athletes be applied.

Even the European football Association Uefa, the sanctioned otherwise, any political Expression strictly, has given her blessing, and the players impunity to say, the challenge in this way, “equality among the people”.

The players of FC Arsenal kneel

So kneel before Playing in the Champions and Europa League regularly, the players of both teams, most recently on Wednesday evening before the match, Borussia Dortmund versus Manchester City.

As on Thursday, the Arsenal of the quarter-final second leg at Slavia Prague began, and before the beginning of the knee went, refused to allow the team of the host, but the gesture and remained pointedly stand.

Racism incident at Slavia Prague

Just Slavia Prague would have a good reason to show solidarity with racism affected people: your own player Ondrej Kudela had offended in the first knockout round, a player of the Glasgow Rangers racist. Kudela denies that racial expressed, but the Uefa imprisoned him for ten games in international competition.

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette had to face the players from Prague at the memorial action directly by you, directly opposite knelt and their disrespect openly looked at.

The former Football Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had triggered two years ago, the national anthem protests in American sports, is part of the latest

Motivated by the Frenchman went into the game and turned his Anger into goals. In the 4-0 away win Lacazette contributed two hits. A better response, he could end up on the insult of the Prague show. Whose international travel is now for this season to end.


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