Krasnodar was convicted online after seven of their XI starters decided not to get on their knees ahead of the Champions League clash against Chelsea.
The Russian side couldn’t handle Frank Lampard’s side on the night as goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic gave the Blues a comfortable win on the road.
But it was the pre-kick-off display that angered some on social media when only four Krasnodar players took their knees in support of Black Lives Matter and against racial oppression and police brutality.
Only four Krasnodar players took their knees in support of Black Lives Matter before kick-off
But Frank Lampard’s Chelsea were a comfortable 4-0 winner in Russia on Wednesday evening
All Chelsea players have their knees pulled, which has become common before the game in the Premier League – but is no longer mandatory in UEFA competitions.
It comes after Marseille players failed to take their knees either before their loss to Manchester City on Tuesday night.
The gesture was not adopted in France, which led to the harrowing scenes in the Stade Velodrome seconds before kick-off.
As City continued to show its support for the fight against racism, Andre Villas-Boas’ men were seen huddled in a row as the Premier League side took their knee.
The Marseille players didn’t bend their knees ahead of their game against Manchester City
Instead, the Ligue 1 players chose to stand around the center circle and watch City by the knee
According to reports in France, Ligue 1 players have adopted a minute’s silence to pay their respects to Samuel Paty, a French teacher who was murdered in a terrorist attack last week.
But regarding the action by the Krasnodar players in Russia on Wednesday, one user said, “Hey BT Sport, why are you cutting off the Krasnodar players who don’t take the knee?
‘Keep the camera on them and be ashamed of them #BLM’
Another said, ‘Wow. When they saw the UEFA Champions League game between Chelsea and Krasnodar in Russia, they knelt down for the racism campaign and more than half of the Krasnodar side stood up.
BT Sport coverage briefly showed the scene when seven Krasnodar players failed to get on their knees
“It’s just crazy how open racism is in so many parts of the world.”
As for the actual game, Chelsea reacted after Jorginho missed an early penalty when Hudson-Odoi opened the standings.
The Premier League side were excited in the second half to increase their record in Group E to four points, which are with Sevilla on top.
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