English Premier League Footballers Take a Knee for Season Launch

English Premier League Footballers Take a Knee for Season Launch


English Premier League (EPL) footballers obeyed the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement on the launch day of the 2020/21 season, with players taking a knee in all four of Saturday’s top-flight fixtures.

Their collective action was in direct contrast to England and Australia cricketers who also played over the weekend but steadfastly refused to obey the same orders from the left-wing BLM movement, as Breitbart News reported.

The EPL previously said it will back players who want to kneel before games, which started last season following the death of George Floyd and subsequent rise of the BLM movement.

This is despite the UK branch of the movement, BLMUK, drawing criticism for posting from its official Twitter account messages about “abolishing” the police, ending capitalism, and ‘FREE PALESTINE’ posts employing the antisemitic dog whistle alleging Israel was ‘gagging’ the “right to critique Zionism and Israel’s settler-colonial pursuits” in British politics.

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