Wilfried Zaha have made history in England, after becoming the first premier league player to opt against taking a kneel in solidarity to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign currently ongoing in the UK. Zaha rise eye-brows at Selhurst Park Stadium, before the kick-off whistle to Crystal Palace versus West Brom clash in today's premier league week 28 fixtures.
Crystal palace took control of the game after goal from Luka Milivojevic puts Palace ahead in the 37th minutes following an awarded penalty to the host team. It was a narrow win for the Eagles but Roy Hodgson's men got the job done by securing a three points against the baggies at Selhurst Park.
Wilfried Zaha made history prior to Crystal Palace victory, after refusing to take a kneel in respect to the Black Lives Matter. Zaha have given his reasons why he opted against following his fellow teammates to kneel on the grass before kick-off at Palace's home ground.
According to Zaha, he feel like taking the knee is degrading to him, because while growing up as a kid his parents educate him that black is a colour that he should be proud of. He don't have to beg to be recognized in the community of the white men and he feel like they should just stand tall. Kneeling to tell the whites that Black Lives Matter, is really degrading to Wilfried Zaha who refused to take the knee against West Brom as he opt against kneeling down to tell the whites that Black Lives Matter.
Following his decision to not take a knee at Selhurst, Wilfried Zaha said: “I feel like taking the knee is degrading, because growing up my parents just let me know that I should be proud to be black no matter what and I feel like we should just stand tall”, Zaha told Sky Sport after Crystal Palace 1-0 win.
He continued: “It's becoming something that we should just do and that's not enough for me. I'm not going to take the knee, I'm not going to wear Black Lives Matter on the back of my shirt because it feels like it's a target.
“We're isolating ourselves. Unless action is going to happen, don't speak to me about it”, Zaha said.
The Ivory Coast international forward want proper actions to be taken by the football governing body before he will accept to participate in the Black Lives Matter. If adequate actions aren't taken then nobody should tell him to take a kneel for the Black Lives Matter campaign.
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