But many have pointed out that her stance reeks of hypocrisy, after previously saying that fans have a right to boo the England team for the “gesture politics” of taking the knee in protest against racial inequality.
“That’s a choice for them [fans] quite frankly,” she told broadcaster GB News just last month.
She added: “I just don’t support people participating in that type of gesture politics.”
While she declined to answer whether she would boo the England team herself, saying:
“I’ve not gone to a football match to even contemplate that.”
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