Collingwood and Richmond AFL players took a knee before their match last night (June 11) in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

In the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, the movement has seen a massive resurgence in America and places around the world. People of colour are voicing the every day racism they encounter and are calling for change.

As a way of showing their support for the movement, the players knelt on the ground for 30 seconds at a crowd-less MCG. It was meant to mirror the silent protest done by NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
Channel 7 commentator Bruce McAvaney said the moment was poignant and appropriate amid the current atmosphere in Australia.

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