PREMIER - Alonso: I prefer pointing to badge than taking the knee now
Marcos Alonso, a Chelsea defender, would no longer take the knee as a show of anti-racism protest because he feels the gesture is "losing a bit of strength."
The gesture was initially used when the Premier League season recommenced after a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus epidemic and in the aftermath of demonstrations in the United States after the death of George Floyd by a police officer.
"I am fully against racism and I'm against every type of discrimination, and I just prefer to put my finger to the badge where it says no to racism, like they do in some other sports and football in other countries," said Alonso.
"It's my way to do it, I think it's another way. And maybe I think it's losing a bit of strength the other way, so I just prefer to do it this way and to show I am fully supportive of fighting against racism."