By Doug Ward

30th Sep, 2021 | 7:34pm

BBC make light of Rangers player taking knee v Sparta Prague

BBC Sport have seemingly made light of Rangers making an anti-racism stance against Sparta Prague on Thursday night.

Steven Gerrard’s players took the knee ahead of kick-off in Prague while the home side didn’t.

Glen Kamara, as well as Rangers’ other black players, were booed throughout the game in the Czech Republic but the BBC thought it would be funny to have a joke about the taking of the knee.

After the Gers went in 1-0 down at half-time, BBC’s live match feed said: “Rangers took the knee ahead of kick-off against Sparta and have had to bow to their hosts’ superior finishing as the first half concludes.”


Someone at the BBC needs to held account for this because a team of players making an anti-racism gesture isn’t anything to laugh about.

When you consider the context behind this game in Prague, it’s absolutely disgraceful that someone thought this would be funny.

Kamara was racially abused by Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudela earlier this year while Kemar Roofe was sent racist messages on social media after he was sent off in the same game.

It’s probably the lowest point of these players’ careers and taking the knee is their way of expressing themselves and showing they’re in the fight against racism.

To see BBC Sport’s match feed making light of that is sickening.

They will have heard the boos aimed at Kamara and some of his teammates on Thursday night.

Yet someone behind a computer screen still decided to joke about that.

We’re absolutely shocked.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton aimed a sly dig at the Gers ahead of the game.