SLAVIA PRAGUE refused to kneel before the match against Arsenal (the first game of the Europa League quarter-finals) in support of the “Black Matter Issues” movement.
Before the game began, the home team’s players and staff knelt down, but during that time, the guests stood, including their dark-skinned players.
After the initial struggle for the rights of African Americans, the refusal to kneel down in support of the aforementioned sports has become a gesture of many athletes, including dark-skinned athletes.
The star of the Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha announced that he will stop kneeling because it is a futile gesture and does not help to really reduce racism in sports or life.
However, now in order to commemorate the black victims and oppose the racism in the movement, the fact refuses to let a team accused of serious racial discrimination and insulting a dark-skinned opponent bend their knees. The move caused controversy.
Three weeks ago, in the EL quarter-finals between Rangers and Slavia (0:2), home team midfielder Glen Kamar accused visiting team defender Andri Kudla (Ondrej Kudela) told him: “You are a monkey, you know you are!”.
Kudla was not punished for this, and later said he was beaten in the Abrokers Tunnel after the game.
He did not participate in the London game due to three yellow cards.