Daily Express

Kneel­ing on pitch won’t tackle racism

- Cot­ting­ham, E Yorks

LES FER­DI­NAND talks sense when he says the mes­sage sent out by kneel­ing foot­ball play­ers has been lost (“Fer­di­nand is riled by racism row”, Septem­ber 22).

My 17- year- old grand­daugh­ter saw play­ers kneel­ing down on Match Of The Day and I tried to ex­plain.

She asked what it meant and why ev­ery­one wasn’t do­ing it and at that point I changed the sub­ject, since I was no longer sure my­self.

The bit that sticks in my throat is if some­one de­cides not to kneel they are ac­cused of not car­ing about black lives, which in most cases is to­tally un­true.

Kneel­ing on a pitch won’t change the mind of a racist, in fact it can be coun­ter­pro­duc­tive.

Peter Sage,

 ?? Pic­ture: GETTY ?? SPOT ON: Les Fer­di­nand is right to speak out on the is­sue
Pic­ture: GETTY SPOT ON: Les Fer­di­nand is right to speak out on the is­sue

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