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MARY HARRINGTON: All take the knee to The New Woke Puritans!

MARY HARRINGTON: All take the knee to The New Woke Puritans!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the American phrase ‘take the knee’, which since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement last summer seems to have replaced ‘kneel’ in common usage here in Britain. Why the awkward phrasing? Maybe it’s that Americans have long hated the idea of anyone set above anyone else. Ever…

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GB News presenter Guto Harri ‘is suspended’ after he took the knee live on air

A GB News presenter has been condemned by bosses for an 'unacceptable breach of standards' after he took the knee live on TV in protest at the racist abuse aimed at black England football stars following the Three Lions' Euros defeat to Italy

GB News presenter Guto Harri has been reportedly suspended after he was publicly reprimanded by the channel’s ‘anti-woke’ bosses for taking the knee live on television in protest at the racist abuse aimed at black England football stars. Ex-BBC political correspondent Mr Harri and his co-host Mercy Muroki spoke about the vile abuse Three Lions…

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GB News director of programming quits amid Guto Harri knee row

GB News chairman Andrew Neil tonight issued a rallying cry amid a public row over one of its presenters taking the knee live on air

GB News chairman Andrew Neil tonight attempted to calm the storm over one of the channel’s presenters being ‘suspended’ after taking the knee live on air. The veteran broadcaster broke his silence on the raging row this evening with a candid statement, in which he admitted ‘start ups are fraught and fractious’. But Mr Neil, who…

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Tory MP Steve Baker says party must ‘urgently’ change its attitude towards taking the knee

Former minister and self-styled 'Brexit hardman' Steve Baker said the party is at risk of 'misrepresenting our own heart for those who suffer injustice' if attitudes on the Black Lives Matter protest act don't change

A Tory MP has called on the Conservative Party to ‘urgently’ change its attitude to people taking the knee amid the row over racist abuse directed at England’s football players. Former minister and self-styled ‘Brexit hardman’ Steve Baker said the party is at risk of ‘misrepresenting our own heart for those who suffer injustice’ if…

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Cacophony of boos and cheers as England take the knee before kick-off as Ukraine stay on their feet 

A mixture of cheers, boos and whistles reverberated around the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as the England team once again knelt down on the pitch ahead of their quarter final clash while the Ukrainians remained standing

Cacophony of boos and cheers as England take the knee before kick-off as Ukraine stay on their feet The players continued with the Black Lives Matter gesture which has been a constant throughout the Euro 2020 tournament despite anger from many fans A mixture of cheers, boos and whistles reverberated around the Stadio Olimpico in…

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Harry Redknapp asks how much longer England players will take the knee

During an interview on The Great British Breakfast on the new GB news channel, Mr Redknapp, 74, was asked about his thoughts on the action as the Euro 2020 Championship matches began

Former football manager Harry Redknapp today said that players taking the knee in support of Black Lives Matter ‘can’t go on forever’. During an interview on The Great British Breakfast on the new GB News channel, Mr Redknapp, 74, was asked about his thoughts on the action as the Euro 2020 Championship matches began.    Presenter Nana…

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Euro 2020: ‘If they take a knee, turn off the TV’ trends on Twitter in Spain

Spain's squad are currently preparing for their first Euro 2020 match against Sweden tonight

‘If they take a knee, turn off the TV’ trends on Twitter in Spain as fans at home prepare to BOYCOTT Euro 2020 if their stars follow England’s lead with Black Lives Matter gesture against Sweden tonight By Ben Nagle for MailOnline Published: 12:12, 14 June 2021 | Updated: 16:10, 14 June 2021 Spanish football…

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Team GB’s Adam Gemili intending to take the knee if he wins an Olympic medal in Tokyo

Adam Gemili intends to take the knee if he finishes on the podium at the Tokyo Olympics

‘All hell would break loose’: Team GB’s Adam Gemili insists IOC will be in for a rude awakening if they sanction athletes who support the Black Lives Matter movement at the Olympics… and he admits he intends to take the knee if he wins a medal By Riath Al-Samarrai for the Daily Mail Published: 22:30,…

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England players will receive NO sanctions if they take the knee during March’s World Cup qualifiers

England players will not be punished for taking the knee this month, the FA have been told

EXCLUSIVE: England players will receive NO sanctions if they take the knee during this month’s World Cup qualifiers as FIFA continue relaxation of their ban on ‘political, religious or personal statements’ England will not be punished if they take the knee in this month’s internationals  FIFA normally have a ban on ‘political, religious or personal statements’…

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Wilfried Zaha becomes first Premier League player NOT to take a knee

Wilfried Zaha has become the first Premier League player not to take a knee before a fixture

Wilfried Zaha became the Premier League’s first player to stop taking the knee before kick-off on Saturday, with the Crystal Palace winger having declared the act ‘degrading’. Zaha was making his first start since February and while the rest of his Palace team-mates knelt, he followed up on his promise to ‘stand tall’. The 28-year-old…

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Fans ‘must be allowed to boo taking the knee’ demands free speech group 

There is increasing divide over whether to take the knee before games in lower divisions

Football fans who boo players taking the knee in support of Black Lives Matter should not be banned by clubs, a free speech group has demanded. In a letter to the Football Association, the Free Speech Union insist that if players are free to make the gesture, then fans must be free to disagree with…

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Brentford players decide to no longer take the knee as they feel the gesture has lost impact

Brentford players will no longer take the knee before games due to the gesture's loss of impact

Brentford players decide to no longer take the knee as they feel the gesture has lost impact after a period in which multiple high-profile Premier League footballers have been racially abused on social media Brentford won’t take the knee for the first time against Barnsley on Sunday  The players say they would prefer to advance…

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Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha says it’s ‘degrading’ to take knee’ before kick-off

Wilfried Zaha (left) says he finds it 'degrading' that he has to take a knee before matches

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha slams football’s anti-racism gestures as he insists it’s ‘degrading’ to take the knee before kick-off and he’s fed up of being used as a ‘tick box’ because ‘charades mean nothing’ Wilfried Zaha says it’s degrading that he has to take a knee before matches  The Crystal Palace winger has been…

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Millwall fans APPLAUD as players link arms carrying anti-racism banner before some take the knee

Millwall players hold up a 'United for Change' banner before the match at The Den

QPR players all took the knee and the Millwall side linked arms ahead of last night’s game after fans had booed footballers for associating with the ‘extreme’ Black Lives Matter group on Saturday. Millwall players held an anti-racism banner that said ‘inequality’ with the ‘in’ crossed out on the halfway line in The Den in South…

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Fan KICKED OUT of Exeter City’s clash with Harrogate Town for booing players taking the knee

One supporter was ejected from Exeter City's clash against Harrogate Town for booing it

A football supporter was kicked out of a stadium last night as fans at two different games booed their players for taking the knee, in the latest backlash against the Black Lives Matter gesture.  An Exeter fan was thrown out for booing during his side’s home clash against Harrogate Town, while jeers were also heard…

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