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Players to take the knee again on the final day

26 May 2023
Marcus Rashford and Kiernan Dewsbury Hall take the knee

Action will show unity against racism and coincides with 75th anniversary of Windrush generation

In line with the decision made by club captains before the start of the season, all the matches on the final day of the 2022/23 season will feature players taking the knee before kick-off.

This action is to highlight the players’ unity against all forms of racism in football as well as wider society, using their platform to promote change.

Ahead of matches the Premier League’s video explaining why players take the knee will be played on big screens, and during the matches, the LED perimeter boards will display the Premier League’s No Room For Racism messaging.

Sunday coincides with the 75th anniversary of the voyage of the HMT Empire Windrush to Britain from the Caribbean, carrying more than 800 passengers looking to make the UK their home.  

Windrush Day on 22 June will mark the day the ship arrived in Britain 75 years ago.

It is is a symbolic moment in the story of the Black British contribution to the UK as it paved the way for nearly half a million people to make the same voyage through to 1970. Football represents one of the most visible benefits and legacy of the Windrush generation.

“Standing Firm: Football’s Windrush Story”, a film by BT Sport, explores the impact the Windrush generation, their descendants and the continued Caribbean migration to the UK has had on English football.

The narrator Benjamin Zephaniah hears from Premier League footballers such as Andrew Cole, Paul Ince, brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand and Tyrone Mings about racism past and present.

Watch the full film (Subscription required)

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