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Reason Why Chelsea Star, Marcos Alonso Stopped kneeling before games.

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This season, Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso claims he has stopped kneeling before games because it has become too common. Instead, the left-back said that he now chooses to stand and point to his shirt's anti-racism statement on the sleeve.

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Marcos Alonso stated after Chelsea's 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, "I just like to do it this way."

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"It's how I do things," Alonso explained. "I believe there is another option. And I believe it is losing some strength in the opposite direction. So I'd rather do it this way to indicate that I totally support the battle against racism."

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"I am completely opposed to racism and all forms of prejudice," he continued. I just like to place my finger on the ‘No to Racism' badge, as is done in several other sports and football in other countries. I prefer to do it this way, and to state unequivocally that I am opposed to racism and that I respect everyone."

Alonso also stated that he hasn't spoken with his teammates about his new position since he doesn't believe it is necessary.

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In this regard, the Spaniard continued, "We haven't talked about it." We're in the locker room, and we're all like family. Everyone with whom I interact gets along swimmingly. I adore everyone, and we haven't talked about it yet.

"I don't believe there is a need, but if I do have to speak with someone, I'll tell them the same thing I just told you, and I don't believe there will be any issues. For the time being, I'd rather point to the sleeve, and that's exactly what I'll do."

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