Tokyo 2020 – 'We are here to set a precedent' - Team GB defender Lotte Wubben-Moy on knee protest
“The IOC don’t want these images going viral, but that won’t stop us from spreading the message. Team GB is here to set a president for love and respect, for all,” said Wubben-Moy after Team GB delivered a statement on the opening day of Olympic competition in Tokyo. Team GB won their opening match 2-0 against Chile to leave them in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stage.
Team GB players take the knee before kicking off against Chile
"As players in Great Britain we've been taking the knee in club and international matches and we felt strongly as a group that we wanted to show support for those affected by discrimination and equality," said captain Steph Houghton after the match.
"It was a proud moment because the Chile players took the knee too to show how united we are as sport."
Chile followed GB’s example by also taking the knee, while USA and Sweden followed suit ahead of the latter’s stunning 3-0 win.
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