Hibs players confirm intention to stand up in fight against racism

Hibs players have taken the decision to stand rather than take the knee before their remaining matches this season.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 4:36 pm
The Hibs players warm up in front of a Black Lives Matter banner at Easter Road
The Hibs players warm up in front of a Black Lives Matter banner at Easter Road

The Easter Road side has opted to “stand up in the fight against racism” in the wake of recent events which “show that much still needs to be done to eradicate racism” from the sport.

While the squad is still supportive of the initiative that has seen all footballers take a knee before matches this season in support of the Black Lives Matters movement, there is a belief that standing together can better demonstrate solidarity.

Club captain David Gray added: “We’ve seen lots of Scottish teams come together on this issue in the past few days, and we think that by our clubs demonstrating our unity we can send a message to UEFA, the justice system and others that they need to take strong action against those who perpetuate hatred.

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