Marcos Alonso to stop taking the knee before games. Explains why

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Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has revealed he would stop taking the knee before games as he believes the anti-racism gesture is losing strength.

Speaking after Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday, Alonso told reporters: “I am fully against racism and I’m against every type of discrimination, and I just prefer to put my finger to the badge where it says ‘no to racism’, like they do in some other sports and football in other countries.

“I don’t know, I just prefer to do it this way. It’s my way to do it, I think it’s another way.

“And maybe I think it’s losing a bit of strength the other way, so I just prefer to do it this way and to show I am fully supportive of fighting against racism.”

Asked if he has discussed his decision with the rest of the Blues squad, the 30-year-old replied: “No, we haven’t talked about it.

“We are in the changing room and we are like a family. I have a very good relationship with everyone, I love everyone and up to now we haven’t talked about it. I don’t think there is a need to, but, of course, if I have to speak to anyone, I will say the same thing I just told you and I don’t think there will be any problems.

“For now, I prefer to point to the sleeve and that’s what I will do.”

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