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Chelsea coach reacts to Marcos Alonso’s decision to stop taking the knee before matches.

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Left-back for Chelsea Marcos Alonso has said that he would no longer take the knee before games and will instead opt to tackle racism in a new way.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that the Blues would accept Alonso's decision to cease kneeling before games, claiming that the ritual has lost its meaning.

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“It's not a collective discussion,” Tuchel added, “but if a player makes a decision like this, we're not in a bubble.”

“The most essential thing for me is that I know Marcos personally and have complete faith in his anti-racism commitment.

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“There is no doubt in my mind. We are all opposed to it. Marcos made his decision, and we respect his decision. He stated his reasoning, and the conversation may either end here or continue in a positive manner to accomplish more.”

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“Once you perform a gesture, everyone does it, it becomes normal,” Tuchel continued. It's possible that it lessens the impact. I understand [Marcos'] point of view.

“We can talk about it. He's well aware of the situation. He has adequate experience and responsibility. Being anti-racist should be the norm.

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“I understand Marcos believes there is more to be done, and he is correct. We need to make the most of the platform and opportunities we have as a group, putting on shows together and leading by example.”

Do you think this Latest stance by the Chelsea defender will go a long way to impact on the anti-racism movement?.Is this the best possible way to go about this by Marcos Alonso?

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