Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace forward, has said he will stop taking a kneel before Premier League games, a practice imbibed to show there is no room for racism in football.
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The Ivorian winger told Financial Times Business of Football Summit that there is no use kneeling if concrete action cannot be taken against racism.
Despite the kneeling gesture and the campaign on shirts, some players including Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, Axel Tuanzebe and Marcus Rashford have been racially abused on social media in recent weeks.
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“It’s becoming something that we just do now and that’s not enough for me,” he said.
“I’m not going to take the knee, I’m not going to wear Black Lives Matter on the back of my shirt because it feels like it’s a target.
“We’re isolating ourselves, we’re trying to say that we’re equal but we’re isolating ourselves with these things that aren’t even working anyway, so that’s my stand on it.
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“Unless action is going to happen, don’t speak to me about it,” he added