Gareth Southgate believes some fans misunderstand message behind taking the knee

England manager Gareth Southgate was unhappy with the jeering on the taking of the knee before victory over Austria.
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England manager Gareth Southgate believes the message behind taking the knee before kick-off is being lost after supporters jeered the gesture ahead of Wednesday’s friendly win over Austria.

After renditions of ‘Football’s Coming Home’ and the national anthems, there were audible jeers as the players took the knee at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium – the first time an England side have made the anti-racism gesture in front of a home crowd.

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