Czech National Football Team Kneels for Black Lives Matter Movement, Fans Express Outrage
The Czech national football team lost to Scotland 0:1 on Wednesday, but many fans focused more on the behavior of the national team before the start of the match instead of its on-field performance. Czech footballers, along with referees and Scottish players, knelt in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Most fans on social networks expressed outrage with their move, pointing out that politics do not belong in football.
Kneeling before the start of a sporting event in support of the violent BLM movement has become a pattern in recent months west of the Czech border, whether it was before football matches of the English Premier League or Formula 1 races. And now, the Czech national football team has also joined this trend, according to Czech news portal Echo 24.