I was having a conversation (I use the term loosely) on FaceBook about this matter. I asked the guy what did he expect taking the knee to achieve and he came up with something like,
'It has achieved much already - it has outed racists and that's a good thing, blah blah blah ... '
^^^ Translation: racist incidences have actually increased since taking the knee became popular, lol.
My point of view is this: I think taking the knee is a poor way to fight racism. It doesn't really achieve anything, save for dividing us based on skin colour, as Punk pointed out.
Sure, genuine racism should be fought, I'm with that. Those morons who racially abused Saka and Rashford on social media - give then lifetime bans, get the police involved, whatever.
I just get the idea that taking the knee is a waste of time.
If I was a black footballer I probably wouldn't do it. I wouldn't want to kneel before any ideology, whatever colour I am.