English Premier league :Zaha to stop taking a knee before Premier League gamesSport
FA Cup Third Round – Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town – Selhurst Park, London, Britain – January 5, 2019 Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha gestures Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha says he is going to stop taking a knee before Premier League matches and instead wants to see concrete action to tackle racism.
Players, officials and staff at Premier League and English Football League matches have been making the gesture before kick-off since the 2019/20 season resumed in June to show support for racial equality.
Premier League club shirts also carried a Black Lives Matter slogan during the latter stages of last season before being changed for this campaign to feature a patch promoting the league’s own anti-discrimination campaign “No Room For Racism”.
But a number of players including Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have been targeted with racist abuse on social media in recent weeks.