Man Utd players take the knee before the Brentford game

United squad: We'll keep taking the knee

Tuesday 03 August 2021 18:30

The Manchester United squad have released a statement after players from all 20 Premier League clubs agreed to take the knee before matches in the 2021/22 season, as football's fight against racism continues.

The statement reads, "All Manchester United players fully support the decision to continue taking the knee in the Premier League this season. 

"We have said many times as individuals, a team and a club that we are united against racism. We need to keep demonstrating that message – now more than ever. We hope these actions continue to have an impact and lead to positive change, especially with fans back supporting us in the stadium.

"Racist abuse in any form on any platform cannot be tolerated and together we must keep fighting it."

In addition, the 'No Room For Racism' badge will continue to be worn on the sleeves of players and match officials.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: "The Premier League, our clubs, players and match officials have a long-standing commitment to tackle racism and all forms of discrimination.

"Following our club captains’ meeting, that collective commitment was reaffirmed and the Premier League will continue to support the players’ strong voice on this important issue.

“Racism in any form is unacceptable and No Room For Racism makes our zero-tolerance stance clear. The Premier League will continue to work with our clubs, players and football partners to bring about tangible change to remove inequality from our game.”

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