“There is no room for racism. Anywhere.
Not online, not in the stands, not at home and not on the streets.
We all must come together as fans, as players and as clubs to combat discrimination wherever it exists in society.” – The Premier League
At the Liverpool v Aston Villa game which has just kicked off at Anfield, all the players, officials and the England manager Gareth Southgate stood in silence for two minutes to remember an unapologetic racist whose malign opinions were a blight on our society across many, many decades, going right back into the 20th century. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
The same players and officials in the very next minute “took the knee” against racism to show their determination to rid the game of it.
DOES ANYBODY ELSE SEE THE STAGGERING, BREATH-TAKING HYPOCRISY AT PLAY HERE BY ALL THE COMFORTABLY OFF MILLIONAIRES INVOLVED?
Liverpool v Aston Villa. Players and officials pay tribute to an unapologetic, racist Prince with two minutes silence, then “take the knee against racism” in the very next minute. TV viewers are spared images of the now dead Duke