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Downing Street urges England fans not to boo footballers taking the knee

 

Downing Street has now told England fans not to boo the football team for taking the knee in protest against racial injustice.

Number 10 had previously declined to condemn those who booed players, instead only issuing a statement urging fans to be “respectful” and saying Boris Johnson “wants the whole country to get behind” Gareth Southgate’s side.

But a Downing Street spokesman said on Friday: “The prime minister respects the right of all people to peacefully protest and make their feelings known about injustices.

“I think the prime minister has spoken before about his desire to get everybody to get behind the national team and the PM would like to see everyone getting behind the team to cheer them on, not boo.”

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