EPL Bosses To Discuss Further Fight Against Racism With Romelu Lukaku After He Says Taking The Knee Isn’t Helping

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Premier League executives will call Romelu Lukaku this week to discuss his feelings on kneeling and the battle against racism.

It comes after the Chelsea striker questioned if the gesture is having a big enough impact, with clubs across the Football League split on the subject.

Marcos Alonso, Lukaku’s teammate, has stopped taking the knee because he believes it is ‘losing a little strength,’ instead standing and pointing to the No Room for Racism emblem on his sleeve ahead of Chelsea’s match on Saturday.

He joined Ivan Toney of Brentford, Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace, and Emmanuel Dennis and Juraj Kucka of Watford as top-flight players who no longer take the knee.

Outside of the Premier League, 18 of the 33 EFL matches included both teams kneeling, while 11 games featured only one team kneeling.

Lukaku has faced racism throughout his career and has called on club leaders and organizations to meet with social media firms to demand that they do more to combat abuse.

Source: Daily Mail

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