Jan. 6, 2021
Episode 39: The Straight Shootin' View Episode 31 - Taking a knee, a token gesture from football?
Is taking the knee before football matches just a token gesture, or will it actually help usher in real change in the game?
In this episode Straight Shootin' LJA discusses the issue of football clubs 'Taking a knee' in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and whether or not it has become just a token gesture, especially after some very enlightened comments by Les Ferdinand about why QPR players didn't take a knee before a match v Coventry City in September 2020.
SSLJA discusses the theory that football (especially the Premier League) has damaged its own reputation and has jumped on the Black Lives Matter bandwagon to salvage PR, when real change needs to happen to enable racial equality in football, especially at the top levels of the game.
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