Scottish National Football Team to take the knee at Euro 2020

Scottish National Football Team to take the knee at Euro 2020

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Josh Henderson started this petition to Scottish Football Association

Scotland have decided against taking a knee during Euro 2020 but will stand up instead as some kind of gesture against racism.

After 23 years, we kick off our European campaign on Monday 14th June. Over 2 billion viewers are anticipated to watch Euro 2020.

Our 2nd group stage match vs England on Friday 18th is expected to be met by far right, racist opposition to the taking of the knee. We cannot simply stand alongside this.

To not take the knee at Euro 2020 is not ‘taking a stand’ against racism - it is a direct act of appeasement to the racists who will criticise the England team taking the knee. Furthermore it puts our players in a terribly awkward position and shows our country in a hugely embarrassing light.

We call on the Scottish Football Association to reverse this decision.

Taking the knee at sports events is a small gesture among a much wider movement to enact social and structural change for the advancement of BAME lives.

However it sends a simple message: ‘No ifs, no buts, no appeasement. We are antiracist.’

Make a meaningful statement in solidarity with our Black tartan army brothers and sisters.

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