Villarreal overtook a flustered Arsenal at the start of the UEFA Europa League semi-final, a fetish competition with Unai Emery. The score, 2-1, did not do the matchA penalty that was not (and which VAR did not enter to correct) allowed a team Mikel Arteta We hope to leave Estadio de la Cerámica. Next week everything will be decided in London. Although the good yellow submarine soccer was the protagonist at night, a photo is captioned on social networks. At the start of the confrontation, Portuguese referee Artur Dias gave a short whistle to start a distinctive gesture of late: protest For Black Lives Matter. Originally from the United States due to police brutality against the black community, European football has adapted this gesture as players kneel on the ground in protest. The entire Arsenal, as well as the referee, set out to do so. While the Villarreal players remained standing.
Although many interpreted a political gesture in the decision of the Villarreal players (some put their hands on their hearts), everything indicated the lack of a protocol on the part of UEFA. For example, the UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City began with a touching moment as all 22 players fell off the field and knees in unison. Neymar, who was involved in racist causes, was one of the most experienced protests, so he extended his fist Skyward in the midfield moments before the ball is rolled. However, the day before, the scene wasn’t living in Valdebebas. The match between Real Madrid and Chelsea started without any sign of protest, With whistling referee starting immediately. Evidence of no specific protocol by the Champions or European League to follow.
The picture of Villarreal standing on his feet with Arsenal falling to his knees is not new. Granada also did not support Manchester United’s protest when the England team visited Los Carmenes. Except for one player from the Spanish national team, Kennedy, who is located in Granada on loan from Chelsea. The English Premier League was the only major European league to spend, in every match, a few moments before protesting in favor of the Black Lives Matter.
There was a knee on the ground in Granada – Manchester United. All players of the English team made this gesture. The referee made this gesture. Kennedy took this initiative. pic.twitter.com/ddldhFm46M
– Toño González (@ ant0ni0) April 8, 2021
Most famously was Slavia Prague’s decision not to accept the protest in their match with Arsenal. In the quarter-final match of the European League, it was the Czech’s decision not to support the act A sign of support for his player Ondrej Codela, endorsed by UEFA With a match suspended due to alleged racist insult.
Although the protocol to be followed by UEFA is unclear, the old continent’s top soccer organization has joined the protest of the FA, which the Premier League will follow. Your social networks will suffer from content blocking: Nothing will be published in their profiles starting today, April 30 at 4:00 PM, until May 3 00:00 AM.