Appeal in Southgate, void: Croatia and Scotland will not kneel before matches

Appeal in Southgate, void: Croatia and Scotland will not kneel before matches

Two of the three opponents of Her Majesty’s national team will not join in the gesture of taking a knee before the match.

Southgate’s appeal risks falling on deaf ears. The English coach has announced that the England national team will continue to take a knee before the start of European matches to focus on civil rights. Two of the three opponents of Her Majesty’s national team, however, will not attend the gesture. UEFA, in this sense, has not clarified itself, as in the case of the Ukraine shirt. In addition, Southgate has always specified that, in order to avoid slipping into treacherous territory, their players’ gesture is “nothing political, but a sign of tolerance and solidarity against racist abuses”. It wasn’t enough.

Scotland – Scotland, as reported by daily Mail, CT decided not to join after a confrontation between Steve Clarke and the team. Clarke has made his position clear. “Recent events and past events show that you have to keep changing people’s mindset about racism. When we were first offered to take a knee, we agreed. In our opinion, at that moment, it There was a very strong performance. That could translate into something very powerful. After several months, the message has diluted. And the racism still exists, and it’s somewhat unacceptable. So we thought one against taking a knee The debate will reopen. The men’s national team will continue to take a stand against Scottish racism”.

Croatia – Croatia also joined Scotland. No player from the final team of the final edition of the World Cup will kneel before the kick-off of Euro 2021 matches. A decision which was explained by the Croatian press official, Tomislav Pacak, who clarified his position by speaking at Athletic. The spokesman confirmed to Croatian media that the national team did not intend to get down on its knees. The stance is not part of the UEFA protocol. And the decision “stems from the view that the governing body of European football opposes the introduction of politics into the sport. Therefore Croatia did not join the Belgian players in taking a knee before preparing for the final friendly at the tournament”.

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