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Premier League players will continue to take the knee this season


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The Premier League has confirmed that players will continue to take the knee for the 2021-22 season in the fight against racism.

The players themselves insist that the gesture remains an important one, "now more than ever".

Players and match officials will also wear a patch on their sleeves that reads, "No Room For Racism".

Last month, England defender Tyrone Mings highlighted the importance of taking the knee when he accused British Home Secretary Priti Patel of stoking the fires of racial hatred.

Back in June, erroneously Patel described taking the knee as "gesture politics".

“We feel now, more than ever, it is important for us to continue to take the knee as a symbol of our unity against all forms of racism," a Premier League players' statement read.

"We remain resolutely committed to our singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect and equal opportunities for all.”

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters added, "The Premier League, our clubs, players and match officials have a long-standing commitment to tackle racism and all forms of discrimination.

"Following our club captains’ meeting, that collective commitment was reaffirmed and the Premier League will continue to support the players’ strong voice on this important issue.

“Racism in any form is unacceptable and No Room For Racism makes our zero-tolerance stance clear. The Premier League will continue to work with our clubs, players and football partners to bring about tangible change to remove inequality from our game.”

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