'Embarrassing': Cambridge manager condemns fans who booed players taking knee

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The Cambridge United manager, Mark Bonner, has hit out at a small section of fans who booed before Tuesday night’s match with Colchester. ‘Embarassing, unacceptable and we don’t stand for that,’ said Bonner after the match. Other spectators quickly responded with applause, but the boos had been clearly audible as both teams took the knee in support of Black Lives Matter for the first time at the Abbey Stadium this season
Cambridge manager condemns fans after players booed for taking the knee

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16 comments

godwin December 16, 2020 - 8:13 PM

If you choose to insert politics into a sporting arena then, in a free society, people have the right to respond with their own political views and if that comes in the form of booing, so be it.

User Account December 16, 2020 - 8:17 PM

Keep politics out of sports!
You (Institutions. Like the – Media, Govt, NGO's, The FA) are creating the social divisions and issues with this constant virtue signaling and imposing it on people!!
There are other, better ways to create equality and fight racism.

Laura Sutton December 16, 2020 - 8:44 PM
Yusuf Khan December 16, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Well done everyone who applauded

Darian Maximo December 16, 2020 - 8:53 PM

2:32 I like that?? ??❤️

Jamie Jansen December 16, 2020 - 9:10 PM

“It’s important that show what our club stands for”. Marxism and defunding the police is what your clubs apparently stands for, you f’ing clown

The Chosen One Lives December 16, 2020 - 9:54 PM

The Cambridge manager has too many N's in his last name.

Russian Bot December 16, 2020 - 10:03 PM

“Unacceptable”
Why does he think he gets to tell people what is and isn’t acceptable? Booing isn’t illegal, you may not like it but you can’t say it’s unacceptable. People still have the right to express their opinion in this country even though I’m sure some would like to see these people sent to the gulag for “hate speech”
These people are exercising their right to peacefully protest and if the players have the right to kneel (which I believe 100% they do) then the fans also have the right to boo.

Ken North December 16, 2020 - 10:36 PM

What is wrong with having an Opinion by Booing ,, Freedom of Speech ?

Paul Baldwin December 16, 2020 - 10:42 PM

Taking a knee for a woman beating,thieving junkie??? This has got to stop.

Get Lost December 17, 2020 - 2:29 AM

The reason why they booed, and why I'd boo, is because the last thing you do to show support in the United Kingdom is taking a knee. It demonstrates that you are contempt with the position you're in, and shows that you're in a lesser position.

Point is, you can take the knee in the US, and sure that's fine, but don't do it here because it means the exact opposite.

Klax0n December 17, 2020 - 3:48 AM

He says both teams took the knee like it is some long standing tradition.

Daniel Bielecki December 17, 2020 - 7:07 AM

I don’t think political matters should mix with football, than you won’t hear any boos!

John Smith December 17, 2020 - 10:27 PM

He still doesn’t get it, does he?

Semper Fidelis December 18, 2020 - 2:28 AM

I took the knee …. to do up my shoelaces

Star Bwoy December 18, 2020 - 4:59 AM

People booing and then using that lame excuse about taking the knee being political because of BLM ? so stupid! Taking the knee is about EQUALITY!!!!!! Everyone being treated equally you stupid dumb people. I'd rather you admit you're racist instead of being cowards hiding behind the BLM excuse ?