Harry Kane reveals why players should carry on taking the knee in fight against racism

England captain Harry Kane has give an explanation why Premier League players still need to take a knee for the BLM protest with the kane responding to those who believe taking knee won’t make any difference.
Kane has joined every Premier League player in taking a knee before each game since the game retuned after the pandemic, with the pre-match anti-racism affirmation continuing into the 2020/21 season.

Spur forward was also on the pitch when England teammates like Sterling and Jones were racially abused during the Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria in October 2019, and kane believes the players and clubs need to show support for their black teammates.

As a result, Kane offered an explanation to those who think why is it still necessary to take a knee

“I think we are a huge platform to share our voices across the world, to be honest,” Kane told Nihal Arthanayake on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Obviously we have done a lot with Black Lives Matter and taking the knee before games. I hear people talking about taking the knee and whether we should still be doing it, and for me I think we should.

“What people don’t realise sometimes is we are watched by millions of people around the world, and of course for the person who watches the Premier League every week, they see the same thing every week.

“But I think if you look around the world, you see children watching the game for the first time, seeing us all take a knee and asking their parents why we take the knee … I think it’s a great chance for people to explain why and get their point across. I think education is the biggest thing we can do – adults can teach generations what it means, and what it  means to be together and help each other, no matter what your race.”

In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nihal Arthanayake, Kane praised by England team-mates Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford to help children this year.
He also said that it was important for white Premier League players to play their part in highlighting racism.
“What Marcus and Raheem have done has been incredible and you see a lot of the work players do for communities and charities, I know first-hand that players are doing an awful lot,” Kane said.
“I don’t like it when people say we should just play football and stick to kicking a ball, because we have a huge platform. We come across to millions round the world. Our voices should be heard.
“All we want to do is help and help the world be a better place.
“The more education the younger generations get, hopefully as time goes by racism will be a thing of the past and that’s got to be the aim – especially with children. We want to bring them into a world where were all together and we all understand each other.