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On Bended Knee, Especially in Victoria

Who will be the last man kneeling? The quaint modern custom of “taking a knee” was pioneered by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016 as a way of protesting against the treatment of black people in the US. Interestingly, Kaepernick’s first form of protest during the pre-game playing of the US national anthem was to sit down rather than stand.The knee-taking came along a few games later, presumably because Kaepernick foresaw that his action would become known as “taking an arse”. So kneeling it would be. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a…

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