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Scotland to stand against racism before Austria qualifier

By AFP
March 24, 2021

GLASGOW: Scotland’s players will stand against racism rather than take the knee ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Austria.

Several Scottish Premiership teams including champions Rangers and their Glasgow rivals Celtic opted not to take the knee before their games last weekend.

Rangers, Celtic, Dundee United and Motherwell all stood before kick-off after deciding that was a more appropriate way to call for action and change.

Scotland will do the same in Thursday’s opening World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.

Celtic and Rangers players stood united in solidarity with Glen Kamara after the Rangers midfielder reported “vile racist abuse” during a Europa League clash.

UEFA is investigating the matter after Slavia Prague player Ondrej Kudela denied the accusation.