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Take a knee until message is out there, says Killie boss

Alex Dyer supports players performing anti-racism gesture before matches.

Take a knee until message is out there, says Killie boss SNS

Premiership players should take a knee “for as long as it takes to get the message out there”, Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer has said.

The gesture has become the symbol for anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Players will be given the chance to take a knee before kick-off during this weekend’s fixtures.

When asked how long they should keep doing it, Dyer, who is black, said: “As long as it takes to get the message out there.

“It’s a choice as well by the way, I’m not saying everyone has to do it.

“If they feel like they don’t want to take the knee then it’s no problem. A black person shouldn’t discriminate against somebody who doesn’t want to take the knee, it’s their life.

“We like to see that people are responsive to it and if they take it on board, but if they don’t, fair enough. It’s not a major issue, everyone has a choice.”