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Euro 2020: Italy's players to decide on taking a knee before Austria game

Austria captain David Alaba has said his team will take a knee as “a clear signal” against racism.

Published: 26th June 2021 01:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2021 01:55 PM   |  A+A-

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Italy's Marco Verratti watches as teammate Andrea Belotti kneels ahead of a game. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

Italy’s players will decide as a team whether to take a knee before their match against Austria on Saturday in the round of 16 at the European Championship.

Italian media reported that the team would not make the anti-racism gesture ahead of the match at Wembley Stadium. Half the players remained standing before the previous match against Wales.

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci says “we will have a meeting tonight to decide all together as a team what to do tomorrow.”

Austria captain David Alaba has said his team will take a knee as “a clear signal” against racism.

Alaba adds” I think that this signal has got the attention of many people and also has drawn the attention to this topic.”



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