Romelu Lukaku joins Marcos Alonso in questioning taking the knee

Romelu Lukaku joins Marcos Alonso in questioning taking the knee

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has sparked controversy when he said that he has stopped taking the knee as the anti-racism gesture was 'losing its strength'.

In that interview, Alonso admitted that he had not consulted his teammates on the issue. However, one of them, Romelu Lukaku, has agreed in principle with the Spaniard's opinion.

Asked what he thinks of footballers taking the knee before each game, Lukaku told CNN: "I think we can take stronger positions, basically.

"Yeah, we are taking the knee, but in the end, everybody's clapping but... sometimes after the game, you see another insult."

He added: "The captains of every team, and four or five players, like the big personalities of every team, should have a meeting with the CEOs of Instagram and governments and the FA and the PFA.

"We should just sit around the table and have a big meeting about it. [It is] how we can attack it straight away, not only from the men's game, but also from the women's game.

"I think just all of us together and just have a big meeting and have a conference and just talk about stuff that needs to be addressed to protect the players, but also to protect fans and younger players that want to become professional footballers."
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