Whitesince63 wrote:Oko, if the players and management feel that booing is an indication of racism and a rejection of the need to fight it, then that should tell you how myopic they are. I wouldn’t boo because I’m a racist, or that I’m against an anti racism agenda, l’m booing because of the underlying facts about the gesture and it’s direct links with a highly disruptive and American based organisation. Just tell me why you think it’s acceptable that the players carry a BLM badge on their shirts, an organisation currently in the process of confirming themselves as a political movement.
Until the players, managers and authorities stop this stupid and incorrect assumption that fans are booing with racist intent, we won’t get anywhere and if the only reason for continuing with it is out of stubbornness, it smacks of child mentality. Surely those in the game can come up with a better solution to fight racism, that is firstly British and secondly unifies the non racist feeling that I believe most of us fans agree on. The booing isn’t going away as long as those within the game act like numpties and refuse to either investigate or accept the fact that linking to an American, racist (anti white) organisation is not one who should be anywhere near our game.
They already had before any of the knee business had even started...Kick it Out.
Kick It Out was established
as a campaign with the brand name 'Let's Kick Racism Out of Football' in 1993 and as an organisation in 1997
. The organisation works within the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and work for positive change.
The campaign is supported and funded
by the game's governing bodies, including founding body the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), the Premier League and the Football Association (FA).[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
I said this at the time that the football authorities should be supporting their own campaign and efforts and not jump on the bandwagon with the knee and all associated and all the politically motivated activism behind it.
Don't forget what happened next...
Watford captain Troy Deeney will trademark Black Lives Matter logo
designed by him and his partner which has appeared on Premier League shirts[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
They created the logo, with its clenched fist of solidarity in place of letter 'a' in the word black.
Why didn't they use their own logo instead - certainly there then would be no confusion with any other politically motivated organisations, no need to take the knee and their message on the logo couldn't be any clearer or to the point could it???[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]