Protesting in the women’s game: BLM and kneeling

25m | Oct 1, 2020

This episode is specifically designed to be more relevant to our current political climate. As said last week, the Swedish Women’s national team received backlash for kneeling before kick off. So in this episode, we take a deeper dive into the topic of protesting within sports - in particular women’s football, which is in such a unique position.

Harry answers four questions in relation to protesting in sports: 

  1. What does kneeling actually mean?
  2. Should players be supporting BLM?
  3. Why was there such a big backlash over the Swedish women’s team?
  4. Why are female footballers so important in this conversation?

“Rights and freedoms are not granted, they are given; privileges are granted, therefore can also be revoked.”

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