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Brentford star Ivan Toney explains membership’s determination to cease taking the knee


Brentford striker Ivan Toney has defined the membership stopped taking a knee attributable to lack of motion to fight racism in English soccer.

The Bees are amongst various golf equipment, in addition to gamers comparable to Wilfried Zaha, to distance themselves from the gesture in current months.

Toney spoke exclusively to talkSPORT 2

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Toney spoke completely to talkSPORT 2

Designed as a strong transfer to point out soccer’s zero tolerance for racism, golf equipment up and down the nation have knelt earlier than kick-off since June 2020, impressed by the Black Lives Matter motion within the wake of George Floyd’s loss of life within the United States.

Soccer continues to be stricken by racism and in current weeks, numerous gamers have suffered vile abuse on-line.

In Scotland, Rangers and Celtic each stood on Sunday in solidarity with Glen Kamara, who was allegedly racially abused within the Europa League sport in opposition to Slavia Prague.

Again in September, QPR director of soccer Les Ferdinand argued taking a knee has change into ‘good PR’, with little signal of actual transformative motion within the battle in opposition to racism.

Many are frustrated with the lack of real change

Many are pissed off with the shortage of actual change

Brentford additionally expressed a sense that the gesture has ‘misplaced its influence’ after they determined to cease in February.

And Toney, the Bees’ main goalscorer this season, insists racism in soccer has change into a tiresome cycle of meaningless conversations adopted by no precise progress.

“All people is aware of it’s not getting any higher, it’s truly getting worse,” the 25-year-old informed the EFL Present on talkSPORT 2.

“You hear about it for just a few days, it’s all on the market within the papers, it’s on Twitter or no matter – then two days later, again to regular and nothing will get carried out.

Wilfried Zaha became the first Premier League player to stop taking the knee

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Wilfried Zaha grew to become the primary Premier League participant to cease taking the knee

“There was the Reece James stuff and the Wilfried Zaha stuff, nothing occurred. There was the Ian Wright stuff, nothing occurred. We’re nonetheless in the identical boat.

“It’s type of a boring cycle that we’re in. Whether or not it’s individuals on Twitter writing no matter garbage, or being courageous over a pc, nothing occurs they usually really feel snug as a result of they know nothing goes to occur.

“It’s only a boring subject to be speaking about as a result of nothing will get carried out.”

Be a part of former Blackpool & QPR Supervisor Ian Holloway alongside Dan Windle & Mark Webster from 7pm tomorrow on talkSPORT 2.





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