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

Euro 2020: Scotland players WILL now take the knee with England before showdown
Scotland have reversed their decision and will now take the knee with England's players in a show of solidarity at Wembley next week.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke admitted the decision to take a knee at Wembley was taken on reflection after some 'divisive' and 'inaccurate' comments following their initial announcement to continue standing Asked to give a categorical answer on whether Mr Johnson supported the England team taking a knee, the premier's official spokesman said: 'Yes.' England manager Gareth Southgate has stressed they remain united in their desire to keep taking a knee and admitted the booing felt like 'criticism of his players'.Boris Johnson (right) has today urged football fans to stop booing players taking the knee 'That's not the reason the players are doing it.' Taking the knee before games has seen a mixed response since fans have been allowed back into stadiums while some clubs decided to stop making the gesture before games before the end of last season.

Earlier on this week, Southgate was criticised by England legend John Barnes, who claimed he 'does not understand how complex racism is' in a furious rant on Twitter about taking the knee.' England's Euro 2020 opponents on Sunday Croatia, meanwhile, are set to leave the decision on taking a knee to individual players.

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