England breeze previous Romania
Nicolae Stanciu appeared in central midfield for Romania as they misplaced narrowly to England on the Riverside stadium.
Marcus Rashford’s penalty late within the second half was sufficient to safe a 1-0 win for the Three Lions, though in fact they need to have received by a number of extra, hitting the submit twice and lacking an extra penalty.
— England (@England) June 6, 2021
Stanciu refuses to take the knee
Nonetheless, the pre-game antics took centre stage as soon as once more. A number of members of the group booed England’s resolution to take a knee to boost consciousness towards racism, whereas Stanciu selected to not take a knee in any way.
When requested why he selected not to take action, he defined it was in solidarity together with his clubmate Ondrej Kudela, who has been banned for ten video games for alleged racism within the Europa League.
“I did it to point out solidarity with Kudela, my colleague at Slavia. He was suspended for 10 video games based mostly on no proof. I don’t imagine kneeling is the answer”
Stanciu on selecting to not kneel earlier than the sport vs England: “I did it to point out solidarity with Kudela, my colleague at Slavia. He was suspended for 10 video games based mostly on no proof. I don’t imagine kneeling is the answer” pic.twitter.com/RkD87Jgv02
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) June 6, 2021
Kudela was discovered responsible of racist abuse in direction of Rangers participant Glen Kamara as Slavia Prague knocked Rangers out of the Europa League on the final 16 stage.
Within the dying phases of the sport, Kudela stated one thing to Kamara which incensed the Rangers midfield, though it’s tough to be conclusive about whether or not it was racism as Kudela had his hand over his mouth.
However, Kamara and his fellow Rangers gamers’ response means that one thing far worse than the swearing Kudela claims was stated. The Slavia Prague participant vehemently denied the “disgusting accusation” of racist language, however Steven Gerrard in his post-match interview famous that:
“My participant tells me he was racially abused”
The outcome was a ten-match ban for Kudela, whereas Glen Kamara was additionally bafflingly handed a three-match ban for his half within the affar.
Stanciu clearly believes that his team-mate was harmless within the altercation, as he proved together with his pre-match actions.