Fans of Wembley BOO Leicester and Chelsea players kneeling just before the FA Cup final kick-off because social media condemn “idiots” who speak out against the anti-racism gesture
- Wembley fans booed Chelsea and Leicester players for taking their knees
- A couple of boos could be heard as both teams made the gesture before kick-off
- Loud cheers then drowned them out before the FA Cup final began
- Wembley welcomed 21,000 spectators to a government pilot event
Wembley fans for the FA Cup Final booed the Chelsea and Leicester City players as they dropped their knees just before kick-off.
A couple of boos were heard as players, coaching teams and referees made the anti-racism gesture that has become a common practice before all England football matches since last summer.
Those who booed when seconds later they were drowned out by loud cheers before Michael Oliver officially tackled the cup final in the legendary stadium.
Wembley fans booed the Chelsea and Leicester players for kneeling before kick-off
A couple of boos could be heard as both teams made the gesture before kick-off
Wembley has welcomed back 21,000 supporters for the government-appointed pilot event as they begin to restore lockdown measures on their roadmap to normal.
However, some viewers weren’t happy about the two teams taking their knee, and many online were at a loss as to the reaction.
One fan showed his delight in hearing fans back at Wembley before quickly being dismayed by those who hollowed out the gesture originally introduced as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Online fans booed before the start of the FA Cup final in the national stadium
He tweeted: “Some idiots boo players when they take a knee and I’m reminded that people are idiots too. We can’t always have a perfect picture. ‘
Another couldn’t believe what they heard from the reaction, claiming the fans didn’t deserve football.
“There was no way they booed their knee. That’s why people don’t deserve football, ”they tweeted.
Other Twitter users were also shocked by the crack of boos in the national stadium.
“Did you really boo at the players who took their knees there? My goodness, ”added one.
Both groups of players, coaching teams and match officers made the gesture before kick-off
Taking the knee has become a common action since last summer before all games in England
Back in February, Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha was the first Premier League player to stop taking his knee. Instead, he chose the eight-second interval, claiming the knee had become “degrading” and lost all meaning.
Zaha explained, “There is no right or wrong decision, but personally I feel like kneeling has only become part of the pre-game routine.
“Right now it doesn’t matter whether we kneel or stand, some of us are still being abused.
“I know there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes in the Premier League and other agencies to make changes and I fully respect that. I also respect my team-mates and players at other clubs who continue to take the knee.
“As a society, I think we should promote better education in schools, and social media companies should step up against people who abuse others online – not just soccer players.” I just want to focus on football now and enjoy playing on the pitch again. I will continue to stand tall. ‘
Zaha became the first Premier League player to fail a knee before a game in February
On the podcast On the Judy, Zaha said, “All that kneeling – why do I have to kneel down so you can show that we matter? Why do I even have to wear Black Lives Matter on the back of my shirt to show you that we matter? This is all degrading stuff.
“When people are constantly trying to get me to have Black Lives Matter conversations and race talks, and I guess I’m not doing this just so you can say,” Zaha spoke for us. “Basically like a box.
“I don’t do more unless things change. I don’t just come to chat with you like all the interviews I’ve done. All of these platforms – you see what happens, you see people creating fake accounts to abuse black people all the time, but you don’t change it.
“So don’t tell me to come and chat about things that won’t change. Change it. All of the stuff that you do, all of these charades mean nothing. ‘