BARNSLEY’S players have decided they will no longer take the knee before games.

Teams began kneeling at the start of matches as an anti-racism gesture in 2020, with most of the Reds players doing so in every game for more than two years until recent weeks.

They did not take the knee at Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

Head coach Michael Duff told the Chronicle: “The players have decided they don’t want to do it.

"That’s a group decision, I haven’t been involved in it.

"I think it’s happening a lot around the country. It has lost the desired effect and people are doing it just because they think they should.

"We’re a multicultural squad, they’ve decided not to and I’m happy to go with it.”