Tokyo Olympics: Workforce GB ladies’s soccer take the knee

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB women's football take the knee


Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Great Britain women’s football team began the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by taking the knee before their opening match against Chile.

The team announced last week their intention to take the knee before every football match in Japan.

Rules around athletes protesting at Tokyo 2020 were relaxed by the International Olympic Committee.

Chile’s players responded by taking the knee in the Sapporo Dome, where the game is being played without fans.

Defender Demi Stokes said the squad “felt strongly” about their decision to take the knee, while manager Hege Riise added the players “were all united”.

Players in the women’s and men’s game have been taking the knee to highlight racial injustice.

Goalkeeper Carly Telford said last week that Team GB hoped it would encourage others…