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Players Will Take The Knee Before Next Two Weekend Games To Protest Against Racism

The pilot project provides ex-players from ethnically diverse backgrounds with club operations experience and aims to increase diversity in leadership positions.

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Players Will Take The Knee Before Next Two Weekend Games To Protest Against Racism.

To show unity against racism, Premier League players will take a knee before the next two weekends’ games.

Premier League matches between the 11th and 19th of February will be dedicated to the No Room for Racism campaign.

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In August, club captains agreed to limit the anti-racism gesture to key moments rather than every game.

“[Taking the knee] is more than a gesture. It says we must keep working to eradicate racism,” said former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.

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In addition to the first game of the season and Boxing Day matches, Premier League clubs took a knee in October as part of the No Room for Racism campaign.

Ameobi was one of seven former players to join its Player to Executive Pathways Scheme a month later (PEPS).

The pilot project provides ex-players from ethnically diverse backgrounds with club operations experience and aims to increase diversity in leadership positions.

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“It’s always been an aspiration of mine to help the club and inspire the next generation,” said Ameobi.

“If you don’t see yourself represented in the boardroom, it’s hard to have the confidence to be there.”

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