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Scotland to take knee as one-off against England in show of solidarity

Scotland players will take the knee in solidarity with their England counterparts when they play at Wembley in Euro 2020.

Scotland had said on Thursday that they would continue standing in solidarity against racism during the tournament but the reaction has prompted a partial rethink.

“In light of divisive and inaccurate comments being perpetuated by individuals and groups, whose views we denounce in the strongest terms, we have reflected today as a group,” the head coach, Steve Clarke, said.

“We will continue to take a stand – together, as one – for our matches at Hampden Park. For our match at Wembley, we will stand against racism and kneel against ignorance.”

Scotland’s captain, Andy Robertson, said: “The Scotland team stands against racism but we will kneel against ignorance and in solidarity on June 18th.”

Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, tweeted: “Good decision, Scotland – well done!”

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