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Julia Hartley-Brewer shares views on knee-jerk footballers

The Football Association launched an investigation after players who were knee-jerked by fans at the Milwaukee and Colchester United games on Saturday booted. The move was strongly condemned by Derby County star Wayne Rooney, who played against Milwaukee, calling him “defamatory and mentally ill”.

However, at the time in question, Mrs. Hartley-Brewer argued that players should not “politically demonstrate” and claimed that “fans are allowed to boom”.

Reacting to her events, she said: “I think it’s an independent country, fans are allowed to boom.

“It’s not something I would have done myself.

“I don’t think players should get on their knees now,” he said.

Julia Hartley-Brewer criticizes ‘kneeling’ before games (Photo: BBCQT)


The panel on Thursday night’s question time was socially far away (Photo: BBCQT)

“I think people in general were desperate to come back after the lockout and for football and sports and some were desperate to get out of politics from the hardships of everyday life and they wanted to keep politics separate from football.”

Following the assassination, after the game returned to the game from its coronavirus lockdown, footballers, as well as many other athletes, took to their knees in support of racial justice. George Floyd, a black man, by police in Minneapolis.

Question time host Fiona Bruce asked if this meant black players should “not get on their knees” even though they were important to them.

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Question time

“Let’s not pretend that the boom of those players was anything but a racist reaction.” (Photo: BBCQT)

For a time, Premier League players wore embroidered shirts with the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’.

Saturday’s games were the first to be attended by some fans after the Covid-19L downdown in March, although their numbers were severely limited.

Mrs. Hartley-Brewer replied: “We do not allow any kind of political demonstration other than wearing poppies in football tub matches and we do it for very good reasons.

“It was a political demonstration, the original players had ‘Black Lives Matter’ written on their shirts when they started the Premier League.

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Question time

Milwaukee players kneel before a game with Derby County (Photo: GETTY)

Question time

Wayne Rooney denounced “abusive and irrational behavior” (Photo: GETTY)

“Now the slogan of political organization.

“Now, regardless of the goals of the organization that Marxists ‘defame the police’, I think it is quite strange that the only demonstration that took place at the very beginning of our football matches should be a demonstration in connection with the horrific racist murder of a black American man.” Many, many months ago.

“It’s not like it happened in this country, it’s not something that anyone in that country supports or will ever accept.”

Mrs Hartley-Brewer continued to ask whether England players would take to their knees to support the rights of women and lesbians during the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

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Question time on Thursday night due to the coronavirus epidemic took place without any studio audience and from a social distance with the panel.

However, Mrs. Hartley-Brewer’s opinion was vehemently opposed by Labor MP Wes Streeting.

Mr Streeting argued: “When the Milwaukee footballers decided to take the knee, no one believed it was some kind of Marxist protest.

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Summer sparked protests around the world over the matter of Black Lives (Photo: GETTY)

“No one thinks the police were to be defamed.

“It was said that we will not be turning to racism, we think this conversation is important and we will say something about it to the footballers with the fans and the use of our platform in the wake of it and encourage you to join it.

“Let’s not pretend that the increase in those players was anything other than a reaction to an anti-racism protest.”


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