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Some Rangers Supporters Were Unhappy That Their Players Took A Knee Last Night

Some Rangers Supporters Were Unhappy That Their Players Took A Knee Last Night

The 'Black Lives Matter' movement has been embraced by the world of football over the past few months.

Players in leagues around the world have taken a knee to show their support for the cause, while Premier League teams have also been sporting a 'Black Lives Matter' badge on their kits since the restart of the season.

Unfortunately, there have been some incidents of opposition to the movement. The most well-known example came during Burnley's visit to Manchester City, when a group of away supporters paid to have a 'white lives matter' banner flown over the stadium.

While countless leagues have shown their support in recent times, those that were cancelled due to the coronavirus have not had a chance to do so. That includes Scotland, where Celtic were named as Champions a number of months ago.

Their season is due to get underway on August 1st, with teams now in the midst of their pre-season.

Celtic and Rangers both played in friendlies against French opposition yesterday, with the two sets of players taking a knee before kick-off.

The decision of the Rangers players to do so prior to their game against Lyon did not go down well with some members of the club's support.

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They tweeted out a picture of the squad kneeling, which was met with a number of responses questioning why the club pandered to this particular cause.

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Thankfully, many Rangers supporters were quick to call out these replies.

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Gary Connaughton

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