‘A strong statement’: Southgate confirms England will take knee before opening game – video | Football

Gareth Southgate says England will take the knee before their opening World Cup match against Iran. “It’s what we stand for as a team and have done for a long period of time,” Southgate said. England have knelt before games since 2020, initially in solidarity with protests over George Floyd’s death, and then in support of equality. 

Taking the knee is no longer a fixture in the Premier League, but Southgate believes it is right to do it on the global stage. “We think it’s a strong statement that will go around the…

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