19 September 2020

Sweden’s Magdalena Eriksson says taking a knee at Euro qualifier was ‘right thing to do’

Sweden defender Magdalena Eriksson has said the team’s decision to take a knee during last night’s Euro qualifier clash against Hungary was the ‘right thing to do’.

The 27 year-old scored in the side’s 8-0 victory, but has since taken to Twitter after receiving criticism for showing support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 

The Chelsea star wrote: "To take a knee was never close to being a hard decision for us. 

"This was always the right thing to do. We know what we stand for and believe in. 

"Yesterday we took a knee to show that we are against racism and discrimination in any way. 

“This is not about politics or a political act. This is about humanity and the fact that we believe that everyone is equal and no-one should ever be treated differently because of the color of their skin, their race, sexuality, gender or anything at all.

"Hatred has no place in our world and after receiving criticism for doing what we did we are only more confident that this was the right thing to do. 

"And guess what…We’ll do it again. We’re not the problem. The people who make a problem of our act unfortunately are!"

Sweden’s next match will see them face Iceland on Tuesday.

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