Robert Lewandowski urged the Polish supporters to show some respect after they booed the England team for taking the knee ahead of kick-off.
It’s become standard practice for the England National Team and Premier League football, players taking the knee as a gesture of unification against all forms of racism and discrimination.
Unfortunately, some of our European counterparts are still living in the stone age. We saw it in Hungary and we’ve seen it again in Eastern Europe tonight against Poland.
As the England players took the knee before kick-off, the Polish fans in attendance could be heard booing. Captain Robert Lewandowski had a message for the boo-boys.
This was a beautiful moment. As the racist far right Poland fans booed England players taking the knee, Lewandowski pointed towards the respect badge on his shirt.
You sir have won a new fan tonight. pic.twitter.com/jul9FSMSEN
— Cheema (@CheemaData) September 8, 2021
Lewandowski is a classy character who will be frustrated with the apparent displeasure at the England players doing this anti-racism gesture on their home turf.
In countries like Poland which have deeply-rooted issues with racism and discrimination, you need icons like Lewandowski doing the talking on behalf of the oppressed.