Scottish Football Team Take the knee at Euro 2020 – Sign the Petition
The petition reads: “Scotland have decided against taking a knee during Euro 2020 but will stand up instead as some kind of gesture against racism. After 23 years, we kick off our European campaign on Monday 14th June. Over 2 billion viewers are anticipated to watch Euro 2020. Our 2nd group stage match vs England on Friday 18th is expected to be met by far right, racist opposition to the taking of the knee. We cannot simply stand alongside this.”
A man was murdered in front of the worlds eyes and given the world stage and the only internationally recognised symbolic action we can take in solidarity we choose not to?
That’s absolutely disgraceful.
It’s such a low bar.
Yes it’s a performative act, yes it’s inadequate but it is a symbolic gesture. As Gerry Hassan has written: “This is a pathetic position taken by the SFA & sadly all too typical of them down the years. Not taking the knee: a) shows moral ambiguity on anti-racism; b) only pleases racists and fascists and c) dismays the vast majority of Scotland fans.”
As Miriam Brett has written: “Black people are being brutalised and murdered by institutionalised racism and all this lot had to do was momentarily kneel to show solidarity. The bar is so low, and they couldn’t even do that. This decision will send a message loud and clear, and shame us on the global stage.”
The SFA’s useless lack of leadership must be opposed, fans should sign the petition and individual players should take action.