Liverpool star and Scotland captain Andy Robertson has explained why the national team won’t take the knee against Austria tonight in World Cup 2022 qualifying.
Clubs across the Premier League and SPFL this season have been taking a knee before kick-off this season in the fight against racism. But the Liverpool left-back has confirmed Scotland will stand together at Hampden.
It comes after Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara was subject to alleged racist abuse during a recent Europa League match with Slavia Prague. The Scots captain believes football is a ‘long way off’ eradicating racism.
He said (Sky Sports): “Obviously this weekend in Scottish football, I think up and down the country, all the teams stood with Glen Kamara and Rangers. Of course it needs to go through investigations. Unfortunately, racism is still part of life and still part of this game and it is unacceptable.
“We will stand with all the Scottish teams. As the national team that heads this country, we will stand with all the people below. It has got to get kicked out somehow. We as players are trying everything we can now and we need the authorities up above us to do a bit more now and stop it.
“I just hope one day we can stop talking about racism because it is no longer a factor in football, but we are a long way off that.”
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