England’s Anthony Watson does not want players forced to take knee

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  • Premiership teams have discussed anti-racism message
  • Some players are reluctant to take the knee for political reasons

The England and Bath wing Anthony Watson has insisted there is no point forcing Premiership players to take a knee before matches in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after it emerged some have expressed concerns over doing so this weekend.

Representatives from all 12 clubs met via conference call on Tuesday to discuss how best to show support but, in the absence of any directive from Premiership Rugby or the Rugby Football Union, sides are expected to come up with differing gestures.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
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England’s Anthony Watson does not want players forced to take knee

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