West Ham star Tomas Soucek says Brits are sensitive to racism ahead of Euro 2020

The controversy does not stop there for Soucek who, during the same interview, spoke out against taking the knee before games.

The 26-year-old said: “’We’ve been doing it all season, but it will probably be cancelled before the next one as it doesn’t have much of the original impact anymore.

“But it’s like everything — an interesting gesture that will attract attention, but will it help anything? That’s the question.”

His comments certainly bring shock value, although taking the knee has come sharply into focus in recent weeks, particularly after England fans booed the gesture before their recent warm-up games at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.

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