In footage on social media, followers at The Den, Millwall’s house floor in southeast London, might be heard booing as gamers from either side take a knee earlier than kick-off.
Throughout English soccer, gamers have been taking a knee in help of the Black Lives Matter motion and to protest in opposition to racism and discrimination following the demise of George Floyd earlier this 12 months.
“As a squad we’re absolutely supportive of the whole soccer household’s efforts in ridding the game, and society typically, of all types of discrimination,” the assertion stated. “It’s our responsibility as gamers to bolster the constructive messaging and motion of golf equipment, neighborhood trusts, charities and governing our bodies, and we achieve this with nice pleasure and data that a lot good work is being completed up and down the nation.”
“What this demonstrates is that gamers are proper to proceed standing as much as discrimination, whether or not that’s by means of taking the knee or talking out,” he stated. “The combat for racial equality continues and we’ll proceed to work carefully with golf equipment throughout the nation to sort out discrimination in all its types.”
Saturday’s recreation ended 1-0 in favor of Derby, the Rams’ second league victory of the season.