Whitesince63 wrote:Would it be a way out for football if the taking the knee gesture and any link to BLM, was replaced with a strengthening of the kick it out campaign? Players could remain standing and clap for the 5 to 10 seconds it takes to kneel and stand. Supporters could join the clapping. Alternatively, how about both players and crowd chanting “Kick it out” Kick it out” two or 3 times, again something everyone in the ground can join in with. Surely something like that, is not only inoffensive but harmonious and much more likely to strengthen the bond between players and all fans? Something like this, not only raises awareness but also takes all accusations of political interference out of football, where it shouldn’t ever have been in the first place.
It is obvious to me that the FA rushed to join the populist movement of BLM for fear of being perceived racist for not doing so - in the same way that many tens of thousands of people were gullible to contribute to the UK BLM activists group a sum of £1.2m
even though they had stated the one of their aims was to abolish the police!!!
- Developing and delivering training, police monitoring and strategies for the abolition of police.
Working alongside existing anti-racist organisations to strengthen the wider movement across the UK.
- Supporting the United Family & Friends Campaign (UFFC) in accessing justice for friends and loved ones killed at the hands of British police
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Fwiw the BLM UK has since changed its name to Black Liberation Movement UK.
Activists from the Black Lives Matter UK campaign group have placed their organisation on an official footing, marking it with a change of name.
The group, which received £1.2m in donations following widespread protests in June, has registered as a community benefit society under the name Black Liberation Movement UK.
The registration of the group, hitherto a loose collection of activists
, was required before it could receive the donations, which had been collected via a GoFundMe appeal.
The society was registered on 14 September by Adam Elliott Cooper, an academic, Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert, a PhD student, and Lisa Robinson, a director of a Nottingham-based social enterprise. All have been involved with the UK group since it was established in 2016
[In other words ACTIVISTS!!! - Sluffy]
Elliott Cooper confirmed to the Guardian that Black Liberation Movement UK was the group’s new official name, but said it would continue to organise under the name Black Lives Matter
[I wonder why...!!! - Sluffy] and in collaboration with the wider BLM movement.
“We remain committed and our politics hasn’t changed, and we remain in constant conversation [with] and committed to the network of Black Lives Matter groups across the world,” he said, adding that the choice had to an extent been forced on them because different permutations of the Black Lives Matter name had already been registered.
According to a registration document filed with the Financial Conduct Authority, the purpose of the BLM UK community benefit society is to be a “national campaigning organisation which supports black African and black Caribbean communities
in the UK”. [So what about all the black Asians who contributed - Do certain Black Life's more than other Black Lives depending where your roots are from??? - Sluffy]
“The society aims to alleviate racial injustice and discrimination specifically amongst the black African and black Caribbean communities,” the document says. “Black African and Caribbean communities have historically suffered social, economic and environmental injustice because of their race, and the society aims to challenge and remove the injustices faced by these communities.”
The organisation had to be registered as a legal entity as a condition of receiving the money from GoFundMe. Elliott Cooper said the community benefit society structure was chosen for two reasons: “The first is that it’s a legal structure which allows us to take political positions on political issues
[Who was it who was telling me on here that the crowd funder was for NON Political reasons??? - Sluffy], which is of course important, and we would be constrained by a different kind of legal structure such as that of a charity.
The registration followed months of wrangling about the future of the group, with some activists leaving and people criticising the decision of BLM UK activists to remain out of the limelight, even as donations continued to build
. [I wonder why the activists kept shtum and out of site whilst all the money was rolling in??? - Can you? - Sluffy]
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The FA panicked and are now stuck with where they are now!
They should have backed their own existing anti-racist actions and their message would be free from all the 'baggage' that comes with the BLM activists and political agitators.
The message would have then been pure and clear to all - and free from clench firsts, the knee and booing.