Friday, July 29th 2022
Statement issued on behalf of the playing squad.
As a group of players we have decided to no longer take the knee before matches.
We have taken the knee at every game we have played since June 2020 as an important stance of solidarity in the fight against all forms of discrimination.
That battle must continue every day in how we all behave and contribute to society and we will applaud opposition teams who take the knee and raise awareness while ensuring that we have a zero-tolerance approach to hate and abuse.
Everyone can make a difference, from individuals through to governing bodies and social media companies, whom we urge to use the power of their global systems to help bring online abuse to an end.
We are blessed with diversity and difference within our squad and within the great city of Bristol and we will continue to celebrate that rich mixture of race and culture.
The club, especially through the Robins Foundation charity, works hard to make a difference to people every single day by removing barriers to access sport and education.
As players we will play our part by supporting the Foundation and other organizations who are inclusive and strive to eliminate discrimination.