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Alonso revealed this week that he believes the gesture has lost its power and now prefers to point to the anti-racist sign on Premier League shirts.

Tuchel supported the Spaniard’s decision saying: “The most important thing for me is that I know Marcos personally and I trust him 1000% that he is absolutely committed against racism and any form of it. .

” There is no doubt. We are all against it. We made the decision together to take the knee, maybe sometimes you have to act against a routine to wake up again and have another talk. We all have the same point, do our best against racism and fight it, so there are different ways of doing it.

“Marcos has made his decision, he is a mature and responsible person. This is his position, we accept it. He has given his reasons and discussions can end or continue productively. “

Footballers knelt down to protest racism and discrimination – but it turned out to be a controversial act, with supporting sections from various clubs booing the gesture.

Other leading actors have opted against it, Wilfried Zaha describing it as “degrading” and losing its impact.

Alonso said this week: “I am totally against racism and I am against any kind of discrimination and I would rather just put my finger on the badge where it says No to Racism like they do in other sports and football in other countries.

“I just prefer to do it this way, it’s my way of doing it, and maybe I think it loses a bit of force the other way around.”

Tuchel added, “Once you make a move and everyone does it then you do it so often because there are so many games that it becomes normal and then maybe it decreases it. effect.

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