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Millwall issue statement before game against QPR

According to Sky Sports News most of Millwall's players are still planning to take a knee before kick-off in tonight's game against QPR, despite loud boos from some home fans on Saturday.

The London club decided that players will link arms with their opponents at The Den and hold a banner that says "inequality" with the "in" crossed out.

But, as reported to Sky Sports News, these plans are not expected to replace the symbolic act of taking the knee, which will again be left down to each player's individual choice

Boos rung out around the team's stadium at the weekend as players took the knee in solidarity against racism.

Millwall said they were "dismayed and saddened" at the actions of the fans, who were watching their first game at the stadium in months.

In a statement released on Monday night, the club outlined their plan for the next game.

They said: "Players from Millwall and Queens Park Rangers will stand arm-in-arm with each other in a show of solidarity for football's fight against discrimination ahead of kick-off at The Den on Tuesday night.

"The two teams will hold aloft a banner to show their collective commitment towards ongoing efforts to rid the game of racism in a positive move which has been supported by Kick It Out, Show Racism The Red Card, the PFA, the FA and the EFL following discussions with the club in recent days.

"Millwall believe that this gesture, which the club hopes to repeat with other visiting teams in the coming weeks and months, will help to unify people throughout society in the battle to root out all forms of discrimination."

Millwall added that the Kick It Out logo will take the place of the main sponsor Huski Chocolate on the team's jersey.









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