Poland have tried to provide assurances to England gamers they gained’t face a repeat of the racism suffered in Hungary when Gareth Southgate’s males journey to Warsaw – however the dwelling aspect is not going to take the knee earlier than kick off.
The Poles are assured they don’t have to take additional precautions for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier with UEFA protocols put in place after their stadium was partially closed as a punishment for followers’ behaviour in opposition to Italy in 2018.
Their FA spokesman Jakub Kwiatowski mentioned: ‘Poland nationwide crew matches are attended by completely different followers than league video games and we don’t count on any racist behaviour.
Polish FA officers are assured there will likely be no repeat of the abuse England suffered in Budapest after they go to Warsaw for a World Cup qualifier this Wednesday
England gamers, together with Raheem Sterling (pictured), had been subjected to racial abuse and pelted with objects throughout final week’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Hungary
‘We haven’t had any racism within the worldwide video games for a few years. Attributable to that we aren’t going to take any additional precautions other than the whole lot that has been completed up to now (UEFA three-step process).
‘At our matches we now have regular followers and households, not any hooligans. We don’t count on any issues.
‘As a nationwide crew we aren’t going to take a knee however we’re going to present respect another way as we did at Wembley earlier this yr.’
Poland say they are going to observe pointers if there’s any incident of racism. Which means the referee stopping the match and instructing stadium authorities to learn out an announcement calling on spectators to cease.
England confronted down a torrent of abuse on the Ferenc Puskas Enviornment in Budapest final week
If that doesn’t work, officers can droop the match and in the end abandon the sport if the discriminatory behaviour doesn’t cease or is repeated.
When Poland visited Wembley in March, they remained standing however pointed to Respect badges on their shirts whereas England’s gamers took the knee.
After the disgraceful scenes in Budapest, consideration will flip to Poland who’ve a chequered historical past relating to racism previously.
The Dutch crew complained of monkey chants throughout coaching in Krakow at Euro 2012 which was held in Poland and Ukraine.
Racial chants had been additionally directed at teen Jude Bellingham whereas he warmed up throughout the sport
England’s gamers all took the knee earlier than kick-off, a gesture which was greeted with hostility
The next yr membership aspect Legia Warsaw had been fined £25,000 for ‘racist behaviour’ throughout a sport in opposition to TNS in Wrexham.
In 2018, a part of the nationwide crew stadium in Warsaw was cordoned off for one match after Poland followers made racist chants at an away sport in Italy.
Their honorary FA President and legendary former participant Zbigniew Boniek has made controversial remarks about racism earlier than and mentioned he was personally against taking the knee, stating: ‘I’m completely in opposition to such actions.’
England gamers count on there to be booing from some followers contained in the stadium in Warsaw subsequent week after they take the knee although that has additionally been the case at some grounds in England together with Burnley and Millwall.
Supervisor Gareth Southgate and his teaching employees are pictured additionally taking the knee pitchside