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Swansea City to Investigate Booing as Players Take Knee: Report

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Swansea City will launch an investigation after boos have been heard outdoors their Liberty Stadium whereas gamers have been taking a knee as a part of English soccer’s anti-racism marketing campaign.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: December 31, 2020, 13:16 IST
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Swansea City will launch an investigation after boos have been heard outdoors their Liberty Stadium on Wednesday whereas gamers have been taking a knee as a part of English soccer’s anti-racism marketing campaign, the BBC reported.

Fans weren’t allowed to attend Swansea’s Championship (second-tier) sport towards Reading on account of COVID-19 restrictions however the sound of jeers and horns might be heard from outdoors the stadium, the report mentioned.

Swansea didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

Swansea supervisor Steve Cooper mentioned he heard “some noises” however didn’t know what they have been.

“Let’s find out exactly what it was, the reasoning and rationale behind it, and I will give you a view of it then,” he mentioned.

“But in terms of taking the knee, we are a club that’s continuing to commit to it.”

Players have been taking a knee since July, initially in assist of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ motion earlier than the Premier League and English Football League linked the gesture to their very own anti-racism campaigns.

Earlier this month, fellow Championship facet Millwall mentioned they have been “dismayed and saddened” after their supporters booed gamers taking a knee earlier than a match and there have been comparable incidents involving Colchester United and Cambridge United followers.

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