Finally, the players of the France team decided not to kneel down. Explanations
The irruption of an unconscious paraglider grazing the stands a few minutes before the kick-off of the Euro 2021 match between Germany and France and the fear that this generated could have explained that the players of the France team are giving up the gesture they had planned to do: kneel down in protest against discrimination. But the explanation would have to be sought elsewhere.
Didier Deschamps’ men had made the decision in advance not to repeat this initiative, already taken during the preparation match against Wales. “The knee on the ground, it was a collective decision. We start from the principle that if we have to do it, all the nations must do it with the support of UEFA, explained to RMC the captain and goalkeeper of the Blues, Hugo Lloris. This is the case in the Premier League, where the movement has been together and united. In this competition, it is less the case. The initiative of the Belgians in St. Petersburg has even been extensively hissed by the Russian public.
“Always recovery, in one direction or the other”
“This does not mean that we do not support the cause, we do not especially want racism in our sport and in society, continued the tricolor doorman. We see more British players doing it because it is in the launch of their championship. There is no debate, we are all together in the decision. “
For the coach Didier Deschamps, always at the microphone of RMC, “the slightest little thing, whatever we do to me or the players, whatever we say, it brings interpretation. There is always recovery, one way or the other. Obviously, this is not a good thing. There is such a climate that it goes all over the place. “The players of the France team therefore preferred to play appeasement and concentrate on the match. With success.