We Are Not Taking A Knee Anymore

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Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has said that taking a knee before every game is “degrading” and called for tangible change instead of being used to “tick boxes.” Zaha, who has been targeted by online racist abuse, told the On The Judy podcast that action needs to come from the social media platforms. “The whole kneeling down — why must I kneel down for you to show that we matter,” he said. “Why must I even wear Black Lives Matter on the back of my top to show you that we matter? This is all degrading stuff." When people constantly want to get me to do Black Lives Matter talks and racial talks and I’m like, I’m not doing it just so you can put ‘Zaha spoke for us.’ Like a tick box, basically. “I’m not doing any more because unless things change, I’m not coming to chat to you just for the sake of it, like all the interviews I’ve done.” “All these platforms — you see what’s happening, you see people making fake accounts to abuse Black people constantly, but you don’t ...

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