Rome. UEFA wipes out the act of kneeling for “black Lives Matter”, a US-born activist movement committed to combating racism, also kneels at the Azzurri at Olympique for the match against Wales.
But Azzurri, only half of them are on their knees: 5 beginners out of 11 made the gestureIt is now known for months and is practiced by athletes in many fields.
The fact that six players in the national team remained standing was not liked by many fans, who criticized on social media for not participating in an initiative with strong symbolic weight, among other things, in a football environment, which is often bypassed. This is a problem in which official campaigns against racism have been going on for years.
In this case, being a casual business, the blues were free to decide in person whether or not to kneel and why six of them did not, there may be explanations in the next few hours or in the next few days.
The lack of stickiness definitely left a bad taste in the mouth before the blue one too Claudio Marchisio“This is a very important protest, I would have preferred them all to kneel,” said the former Juventus midfielder, who is in charge of technical commentary on Al Rai channel.
While on the other hand, before kick-off, all Wales players bowed in unison, among Mancini’s men, however, the gesture seemed to be born spontaneously and there were five of them getting down on their knees: Emerson Palmieri, Andrea Belotti, Rafael Toloi, Matteo Pessina and Federico Bernardeschi .
Moreover, these are five players who have not started at Euro 2020 yet: “I didn’t remember at that moment – Pesina admitted at the end of the match at the press conference – but I realized it and after a second I did it too”.
Italy is united and happy in the dressing room, but also free to decide whether to support the global movement black Life is a task of ignorance of ignorance.
This is what the six owners of Azzurri did, who today decided not to join the initiative of their teammates: Donnarumma, Bastoni, Bonucci, Verratti, Jorginho and Chiesa.
Other national teams have also been divided on the issue, so a compact Belgium on its knees corresponds to Russia staying in place.
On the other hand, the French changed their minds after the protests sparked by the far right.
As mentioned, about the blues gesture, there are many reactions on social media, split between pro and against.
There are those who ask about the media turn of the Six who did not kneel and those who simply praise the gesture of the Five Blues who did.