Preston North End Football Club wish to reaffirm our stance against all forms of discrimination not only in football but in our daily lives.
There has never been, nor will there ever be, any circumstance to justify any form of racism or discrimination against any individual or group. If anyone connected with the club, whether they be employees or supporters, are found to be acting contrary to our beliefs in these areas we will not hesitate to take immediate steps to ban any such individuals from our club.
In reasserting our position, we have consulted with our captain and players and believe that the initiative of taking the knee before games has made its point but lost some of the initial impact.
Our players will therefore no longer take the knee before football matches. Far from diluting our efforts to rid discrimination from everyone’s daily lives, in conjunction with our players we will be introducing a number of initiatives to ensure that ‘Not Today or Any Day’ remains relevant and at the forefront of everything that we do.