August 3, 2020 11.14 am This story is over 39 months old

Raged Boston fan bins shirt after players take the knee

He wasn’t impressed with them kneeling

A Boston United football fan has thrown his shirt away and vowed to no longer root for the club after their support for Black Lives Matter.

The players took the knee before their play-off final against Altrincham on Saturday as a sign of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

It is a gesture that has been performed by football teams across the world since the sport restarted, aiming to combat racial inequality in society.

Not everyone has been on board with kneeling, however. In a passionate rant posted to Facebook, one Pilgrims fan wasn’t best pleased with the club’s decision.

The fan said that he will no longer support Boston United, despite decades of being a fan, throwing his club shirt in the bin in the process.

The game itself didn’t go to plan for Boston United, who were beaten 1-0 by Altrincham in the Vanarama National League North play-off final.

It was the club’s final ever game at York Street, as it prepares to move to the new Quadrant development at Wyberton.

Meanwhile in Scunthorpe, the town’s football club condemned racist comments aimed at their striker.