‘Maintain the digicam on them and disgrace them’: Krasnodar gamers blasted on social media after solely FOUR took the knee in assist of Black Lives Matter forward of Chelsea defeat
Krasnodar have been lambasted on-line after seven of their beginning XI determined to not take the knee earlier than their conflict in opposition to Chelsea within the Champions League.
The Russian aspect couldn’t deal with Frank Lampard’s aspect on the evening as objectives from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic gave the Blues a snug win on the highway.
However it was the show earlier than kick-off which angered some on social media, as simply 4 Krasnodar gamers took the knee in assist of Black Lives Matter and in opposition to racial oppression and police brutality.
Solely 4 Krasnodar gamers took the knee earlier than kick-off in assist of Black Lives Matter
But Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have been comfy 4-Zero winners in Russia on Wednesday evening
All of the Chelsea gamers took the knee, which has change into customary earlier than play within the Premier League – however is not customary in UEFA competitions.
It comes after Marseille’s gamers additionally didn’t take the knee earlier than their loss in opposition to Manchester Metropolis on Tuesday night.
The gesture has not been adopted in France, which led to the jarring scenes on the Stade Velodrome seconds earlier than kick-off.
Marseille gamers didn’t take the knee moments earlier than their recreation with Manchester Metropolis
As an alternative the Ligue 1 gamers opted to face around the centre circle and watch Metropolis take the knee
Whereas Metropolis remained intent on exhibiting their assist for the struggle in opposition to racism, Andre Villas-Boas’s males have been seen stood huddled collectively in a line whereas the Premier League aspect took the knee.
Studies in France are suggesting that the Ligue 1 gamers opted for a one minute’s silence as an alternative to pay their respects to Samuel Paty – a French instructor who was murdered in a terrorist assault final week.
However in relation to the motion of Krasnodar gamers in Russia on Wednesday, one person stated: ‘Hey BT Sport, why are you slicing away from the Krasnodar gamers not taking the knee?
BT Sport’s protection confirmed briefly the scene as seven Krasnodar gamers didn’t take the knee
‘Maintain the digicam on them and disgrace them #BLM’
When it comes to the precise match, Chelsea responded after Jorginho missed an early penalty when Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring.
The Premier League aspect ran riot within the second-half to extend their tally to 4 factors in Group E, stage on the prime with Sevilla.