Chelsea and spanish International defender Marcos alonso to stop taking the knee before game with the former fiorentina man saying “I prefer to put my finger to the badge”.
The chelsea left back joins a host of other premier league stars who have also opted not to take knee before games in the Premier league with crystal palace winger zaha also also taking alonso stance .
Marcos Alonso To Stop Taking The Knee
Players and staff across the Premier League have been taking the knee before matches ever since the resumption of the 2019-20 campaign in June last year, initially as a showing of solidarity towards the Black Lives Matter movement.
The gesture has been continued in a bid to help stamp out racism in football, but Alonso believes he has found a better way to show that he is “against every type of discrimination”.
Speaking after Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday,Alonso told reporters:
“I am fully against racism and I’m against every type of discrimination, and I just prefer to put my finger to the badge where it says ‘no to racism’, like they do in some other sports and football in other countries.
“I don’t know, I just prefer to do it this way. It’s my way to do it, I think it’s another way.
“And maybe I think it’s losing a bit of strength the other way, so I just prefer to do it this way and to show I am fully supportive of fighting against racism.”
Asked if he has discussed his decision with the rest of the Blues squad, the 30-year-old replied: “No, we haven’t talked about it.
“We are in the changing room and we are like a family. I have a very good relationship with everyone, I love everyone and up to now we haven’t talked about it. I don’t think there is a need to, but, of course, if I have to speak to anyone, I will say the same thing I just told you and I don’t think there will be any problems.
“For now, I prefer to point to the sleeve and that’s what I will do.”
Chelsea are in action with Aston villa on Wednesday for their EFL cup game at stamford bridge as alonso stop taking the knee .