Taking The Knee In Sports

Athletes across the world have taken a knee before the start of the first whistle as part of a silent protest against racial inequality and injustice What does 'Taking The Knee' mean. Historically, kneeling has been a way to show silent solidarity in support of human rights amid political turmoil – when athletes are not expected to drift away from their role and 'stick to sports'. The action of kneeling can be dated back to the civil rights movement in the United States, where the likes of figures such as Martin Luther King Jr - along with other activists - kneeled after leading a prayer after a group of protesters were arrested during a march to the Dallas County Alabama courthouse on on February 1, 1965. Tell us your opinion on 'Taking The Knee' in sports in the comment section.


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