LONDON, ENGLAND- For those who believe Black Lives Matter is only interested in taking down the American system, think again. Nigel Farage, who led the Brexit movement in Great Britain last year slammed England’s national football team when they kneeled for BLM during the delayed UEFA European Football Championship 2020, Breitbart News reported.
“Look, you cannot separate taking the knee from the Black Lives Matter movement,” Farage said during an interview with the GB News network, newly launched in Great Britain.
“It is an avowedly, openly Marxist organization that wants to defund the police and wants to bring down the whole of Western civilization—don’t take my word for it, just read the website—and you can’t separate the two,” said Farage, former Reform UK party leader.
Farage slammed England manager Gareth Southgate, who expressed support for the kneeling.
“When he said this week ‘We are about more than football’—no, Mr. Southgate, you are about football,” Farage said.
“The idea that it’s right for the football team to get involved with political gestures is a mistake, and that’s what the fans are rebelling against.
“And you’ll notice we’re pretty much the only team in the whole competition that are taking the knee,” he went on.
“I think [Gareth Southgate] has made a big mistake with this, I really do.”
Where Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson’s government had been somewhat indifferent on issues such as taking the knee, in recent months he has actually defended Joe Biden against criticism about being too “woke,” with Johnson saying there is “nothing wrong with being woke.”
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