Alonso Of Chelsea Vows to Stop Taking the Knee in the fight against racism
Chelsea’s Defender, Marcos Alonso is of the opinion that the anti-racism gesture of taking the knee is “losing a bit of strength” and he wouldn’t continue to be a part of it.
Most Premier league staff and players have been performing this gesture before matches since the 2019 -2020 season in June as a way of advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement against racism.
Marcus Alonso however said that he had come up with his own way of supporting the movements by putting his finger to the badge.
He said: “I prefer to put my finger to the badge”.
When Interviewed by the reporters, Alonso said :
“I am fully against racism and I’m against every type of discrimination, and I just prefer to put my finger to the badge where it says ‘no to racism’, like they do in some other sports and football in other countries.
“I don’t know, I just prefer to do it this way. It’s my way to do it, I think it’s another way.
“And maybe I think it’s losing a bit of strength the other way, so I just prefer to do it this way and to show I am fully supportive of fighting against racism.”
When he was asked if he had discussed it with his team members, he said :
“We are in the changing room and we are like a family. I have a very good relationship with everyone, I love everyone and up to now we haven’t talked about it.
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I don’t think there is a need to, but, of course, if I have to speak to anyone, I will say the same thing I just told you and I don’t think there will be any problems.”
“For now, I prefer to point to the sleeve and that’s what I will do.”