"The knee"

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White G wrote: 05 Mar 2021, 21:52

Good post, I think you've covered everything there.
Gosh, I actually agree with Whitey
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With the start of the GP season almost upon us, it'll be interesting to see if Sir Lewis tries to pressurise the other drivers into kneeling again. My hunch is we'll have to go through the farce for another season.
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My personal view is that rugby have it right. They all stand together 46 players 4 officials, then those that wish to take the knee do so. The recent game France v England ten England players and no French took the knee. Of the 13 English that did not 2 were black.
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Not related to taking the knee as such but did anyone see the interview with Katarina Johnson-Thompson on BBC Breakfast this morning? She announced she's setting up an 'academy' to fund and support someone who wants to be an athlete like her but the candidate must be from an 'ethnically diverse' background! Now it's her time & money of course but she's excluded someone from the opportunity based solely on race and skin colour.

A white athlete would not get away with excluding someone of race or colour but as usual when it's the other way around.....................
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HantsPosh wrote: 24 Mar 2021, 11:40 Not related to taking the knee as such but did anyone see the interview with Katarina Johnson-Thompson on BBC Breakfast this morning? She announced she's setting up an 'academy' to fund and support someone who wants to be an athlete like her but the candidate must be from an 'ethnically diverse' background! Now it's her time & money of course but she's excluded someone from the opportunity based solely on race and skin colour.

A white athlete would not get away with excluding someone of race or colour but as usual when it's the other way around.....................
A good point Hants. It's also noticeable that only Dembele and JCH did not take the knee last night!!!
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The two of them haven’t on the last few occasions. Why sit only English teams doing this I’m sure there is less racism here than in France for example
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Because they've got the media behind their cause here, especially Sky Sports who go overboard on it despite only having THREE people of colour presenting, Mike Wedderburn, Jessica Creighton (very occasionally) & Bela Shah. Wedderburn in particular mentions the 'taking of the knee' at the start of EVERY report he does.

Bela Shah, like virtually every female SSN presenter, is very easy on the eye so Sky are quite happy to adhere to that stereotype and cliche when it suits them.
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They have Sky in France, I imagine it is just the British feed.
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The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck, has started in Minneapolis.
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Seemed a bit quiet on here when the gammon abused Rashford, Sako etc...that's why they take the knee you self righteous, white privileged, Mail reading fools.....
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stumpy wrote: 26 Jul 2021, 20:13 Seemed a bit quiet on here when the gammon abused Rashford, Sako etc...that's why they take the knee you self righteous, white privileged, Mail reading fools.....
Very profound, how to win friends and influence people, there is very little racism in this country, just a few idiots who do not know any better, by drawing attention to it by taking the knee, all they are doing is alienating a few of the ones who know racism is wrong but think (my opinion too) that if you keep drumming on about how hard done by you are, you just push more and more into the corner of opposing it.
If you look at the media of this country, every channel, every programme, are equally represented, even though the actual numbers are nowhere near equal in the general population. The SSN programme tries to ram the racism message down your throats at every advertising break. Yet if you go to any football ground or other sports stadia, you will find there is ver little racist behaviour, as I said a few idiots have caused a revolution that is totally unnecessary. The clowns on Twitter who racially abused the three England players who missed the penalties, are few, I know one is too many, but trying to make it sound like every white, privileged, Mail reading fool are the same, is a total non-starter.
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