Players within the Premier League took a knee earlier than kickoff final season upon its restart in June in assist of the anti-racism protests.
- Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 9:11 PM IST
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West Ham United gamers will take a knee of their Premier League season opener towards Newcastle United on Saturday to proceed elevating consciousness about racial injustice, supervisor David Moyes mentioned on Friday.
Players within the Premier League took a knee earlier than kickoff final season upon its restart in June in assist of the anti-racism protests, sparked by the loss of life of George Floyd, a Black man, by the hands of Minneapolis cops in May.
“We will take a knee. We don’t think it’s something which will go away,” Moyes informed reporters forward of the Newcastle recreation on the London Stadium. “We wish to see that everybody will get the identical remedy.
“The extra we are able to proceed it, the extra it is going to be challenged inside governments all through the world.”
On Thursday, the Premier League confirmed that gamers and match officers will put on a “No Room For Racism” badge on their shirts for the 2020-21 season, changing the “Black Lives Matter” emblem that beforehand appeared on kits.
Moyes, who changed Manuel Pellegrini halfway by final season, rescued West Ham from relegation for the second time as they picked up 12 factors from the final seven video games to complete 16th and the Scot is set to construct on that progress.
“I think from coming back in January we’ve made great improvements… certainly the run-in to the season was very good and we’re hoping those standards continue,” he mentioned.
It has been a quiet switch window up to now for West Ham however their England midfielder Declan Rice has been closely linked with a transfer to big-spending Chelsea by British media.
Moyes, nonetheless, mentioned the 21-year-old is an important a part of his squad and the membership have acquired no gives for the participant.
“It was always the plan that there was no intention to lose Declan Rice – we had no bids and no enquiries,” he mentioned.
“I wouldn’t have wanted to lose him anyway – he’s so important, a big part of the squad.”