Chris Robshaw confirms Harlequins will take 'proactive' stand for Black Lives Matter - Ruck

Chris Robshaw confirms Harlequins will take ‘proactive’ stand for Black Lives Matter

Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw says the club will show its support for the Black Lives Matter movement upon the return of Premiership Rugby this weekend

It was reported that some clubs weren’t keen to take the knee when representatives from all 12 Premiership clubs were due to hold a conference call at 1pm to discuss the matter.

However, Robshaw has revealed they will be supporting the cause.

“It’s very much a group thing but of course people have to feel comfortable with it and supporting Black Lives Matter,” Robshaw told Sky Sports.

“Speaking to all the guys – and Aaron Morris at our club has been heading that up – I know there’s been talks between various teams and the RPA and so on about the right thing to do and the right way of supporting, and we are all going to support on Friday.

“But not only that; the club have been very proactive about it. We’re having people come in and speak to us in future about their experiences, about how they feel, about prejudice and just expanding our minds.

“We want to be as understanding and as supportive as possible because we want people to have every opportunity they can, regardless of the colour of their skin.”


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