Eagle-eyed Rangers fans will have noticed St Mirren’s Collin Quaner did NOT take the knee when the Buddies came to Ibrox recently, and today Wilfried Zaha also rejected the chance.
Both men are black, and both men, like every footballer and individual around, has the opportunity to choose whether or not to do it.
The reality is, the knee’s time is ‘done’ – as many prominent black leaders have now started to argue, it’s become an empty gesture that has sadly been completely politicised and it’s been hijacked from its noble origins to what appears now to be an agenda.
It’s time for Rangers to reject the standardisation of the gesture, and only the players in our team who want to do it, such as Joe Aribo, should do it, and be respected and supported for that.
We have zero issue with individual choice, but we’re not absolutely sure this was one of them – it feels like an expected gesture that almost all players are falling in line with.
We’re sure as heck not getting involved with politics, we’re all about the Rangers here, but it’s time for players to have the standard right whether or not to engage, whatever their skin colour may be, without being judged for it.
No one has objections to equal rights, but seeing Rangers players do it to this day smacks of a lack of individual choice.
We are absolutely sure BLM supporters will slaughter this article, call us Hitler (yup, had that one before) or racists. They are free to do so.
We just hope the wider audience see our point is not one of hate, but of choice.