Brentford have introduced they are going to not be taking a knee earlier than video games.
The Championship high-flyers defined the choice by posting an announcement on social media and mentioned this had been the conclusion ‘after prolonged discussions as a bunch.’
Their assertion learn: “As a bunch of gamers, now we have determined we’ll not take a knee earlier than the beginning of matches. It will start after we face Barnsley tomorrow, Sunday 14 February.
“This resolution has come after prolonged discussions as a bunch.
“Now we have been taking a knee earlier than video games since June however, like lots of our fellow gamers at different golf equipment, not consider that that is having an affect.
“We consider we are able to use our time and energies to advertise racial equality in different methods.
“As a bunch we’re absolutely behind and pleased with Brentford’s need to change into essentially the most inclusive membership within the nation and the drive in direction of equality below the #BeeTogether banner.
“Now we have skilled racist abuse first hand and have additionally seen some appalling feedback made to different gamers previous and current.
“There’s a clear have to proceed to push for an finish to all discrimination and, as gamers, we can be a part of that at Brentford FC, in soccer generally and within the wider neighborhood.
“Togetherness is one among our key values as a bunch and performs an necessary function in serving to us transfer in direction of reaching our objectives.
“Racism is the other of what we stand for. As gamers we’ll present our dedication to Togetherness and racial equality on and off the pitch between now and the top of the season, and past.
“We may even help our colleagues at different golf equipment that also wish to take a knee earlier than video games.”
Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Govt, added: “There have been detailed and prolonged discussions on this matter each within the taking part in group and throughout the membership.
“Taking a knee is only one method our gamers have been exhibiting their dedication to racial equality. We supported their need to do it and we now help their need to deal with different methods to indicate this dedication.
“Now we have been very clear in our ambition to be essentially the most inclusive membership within the nation and our gamers wish to and can play an enormous half on this journey.”