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The England team are all united on it, Wilf Zaha disagreeing shouldn’t prevent them from making their gesture.
I think the majority of people are still supportive, or even if they aren’t respect the players views enough not to attack them doing it - just my opinion though.
Also, Im not ‘taking away the right’ of fans to boo, it’s a complex issue, which will naturally draw emotional responses. But if the most intelligent way of articulating your response is to boo while offering no explanation or rationale for why then yes that sort of idiocy is contributing to the issue, whether you are a racist or not.To be brutally honest if I was a player and some over sensitive soul like 63 booed me for doing it I’d do it again and again to show they won’t stop or control me. I’d bet a lot of our players feel the same.
Anyway, big day today and hopefully once England finally get underway the press stop focusing on this issue and we can talk about football.
I don't really disagree with much what you say but this bit suggests of stubbornness and obsessive behaviour which aren't good traits to have...
...and as for the whole England Team being united on this..., well it takes a strong person to stand alone against the rest, I suggest some/many of the players aren't too fussed either way about the 'knee' but don't want to rock the boat by making a stand against it like Zaha.
A bit of a hypothetical question, if Zaha was the stand out best English player - the first name on the team sheet type - and in the squad right now and told the English FA that he certainly would not take the knee if picked, what do you think England FA would do? Would they tell Southgate not to pick him perhaps? They (and Southgate) would certainly have to amend/change their narrative on the knee as the star player clearly believes they are wrong!!!
Would the rest of the team still take the knee or would some say 'yeah, I think Wilf is right, it is time to stop doing it' and start to stand themselves???
Do you think some of the England players who passionately believe in the knee would 'cold shoulder' Zaha - not pass to him on the pitch even???
As I say hypothetical, I'm not sure what went on at Palace this season, I assume players could choose to stand and kneel, whichever felt right to them?
Worth watching the old black and white film of Twelve Angry Men if you've never seen it before - the moral of the film being what seems an 'apparent' (now where have I heard the word recently...?) and strongly held belief of a majority of people doesn't always mean they are correct.