Euro 2020: Scotland players WILL now take the knee with England before showdown

Scotland WILL kneel at Wembley: Scottish players REVERSE decision to stand before kick-off against England and will take the knee ‘as a symbol of solidarity’ with their opponents as Boris urges fans NOT to boo the BLM act

Scotland have reversed their decision and will take the knee with England’s players in a show of solidarity at Wembley next week.

The Scotland team had confirmed only a day ago that they would stand against racism rather than take the knee, but have now made a U-turn.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke held discussions with his players this week about reversing their decision taken in March to no longer take the knee after England fans booed the national team when they made the gesture before their Euro 2020 warm-up matches.

The change of stance from Scotland’s players comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged supporters to stop booing the Black Live Matters act. 

Asked to give a categorical answer on whether Mr Johnson supported the England team taking a knee, the premier’s official spokesman said: ‘Yes. The Prime Minister respects the rights of all people to peacefully protest and make their feeling known about injustices. 

‘I think the Prime Minister has spoken before about his desire for everybody to get behind the national team and as I said, the PM would like to see everyone getting behind the team to cheer them on, not boo.’