OREANDA-NEWS  The game took place at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. When the England national team players knelt down, some of the fans began to applaud, some - to hoot and whistle, as “Championship” writes with reference to Sky Sports.

The head coach of the players Gareth Southgate said the team would not pay attention to the backlash from fans. He suggested that the dissatisfied "put themselves in the shoes of young players". "How would they feel if their children were in this situation?" - he said, adding that the players "are determined to kneel down during the tournament".

Earlier, some of the fans in the stands booed the England national team players kneeling before the start of the friendly match with Austria. Besides, football fans  greeted Black Lives Matter with a roar and whistle ahead of the Champions League final in which Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0.