I didn’t think I would ever be writing something about Conservative news channel GB News that wasn’t in a comedy way or condemning them for saying something really stupid, but here we are after one of their presenters decided to take the knee live on air after the racist abuse suffered by England’s footballers on Sunday night.
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Guto Harri said that he initially underestimated how close to the surface racism was in this country and that he now understood what the gesture/symbolism of taking the knee meant after Sancho, Saka and Rashford were all abused following their penalty misses on Sunday night. This was highly surprising – and also the first time a TV presenter had ever made such a gesture – and as you might expect, viewers of the channel were not happy at all to see this ‘woke bullshit’ on their new favourite news channel:
‘For them to do that as footballers on the field makes sense, because they’re saying it’s just not right. There’s no place for racism in football.’
Guto Harri takes the knee on GB News.
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— GB News (@GBNEWS) July 13, 2021
Good god. The past 48 hours on GB news has been bad enough… but even sky and bbc have not stooped this low with that.
— British Alba (@BritishAlba) July 13, 2021
That’s me done. Same woke nonsense as the other news Channels.
— Tax & Investment: Facts Matter (@factsmatter81) July 13, 2021
Our love affair was short lived and fizzled out after this. Disappointed is an under statement. What now?! 🇬🇧
— Sue Quincey 🏴🇬🇧🦊 (@Boleyn194) July 13, 2021
That’s it I’m finished watching this crap
— Patrizio Callaghan (@paddy100) July 13, 2021
I switched from the BBC to avoid having this crap shoved down my throat on a daily basis, don’t go woke
— John Bonham’s Drumstick (@PlankMan1) July 13, 2021
GB News, has now become part of the MSM, expect them not to show any of the burning, looting and murdering that BLM and the knee taking inspired last summer. That’s what I remember of the knee and that is why it’s devisive
— Neal Pinder (@dylan390y) July 13, 2021
I turned to watching @GBNEWS to get away from wokism and having BLM gestures shoved down my throat. Oh no what do I see a presenter kneeling. Really what a shame. Switched off
— Sarah And Stu (@SarahAndStu2) July 13, 2021
Big mistake , I was enjoying the Chanel but I’m out as the dragon would say.
Andrew Neil need to get back fast and sort this lot out
— Wolf-Man (@HartillJ) July 13, 2021
Its a marxists, divisive. sign to people who believe it belongs to BLM activists, who started it. We should do what the cricket people do, stand together in unity. You doing that discgusts me, I think GBN just lost loads of viewers
— Lin Mac🇬🇧 (@linmac232) July 13, 2021
Damn. It’s so strange how all these people welcomed GB News because it presented free speech in their eyes, but when someone on it does something that they don’t like that they’re turning it off and switching to another channel. That doesn’t really add up for me?
Anyway, sounds like things really aren’t going well for GB News and this might be the final straw. Not only have they been riddled with technical difficulties over the first few weeks of operation, but they’ve also lost about half of their audience over the last month and it seems like this figure is going to drop even further thanks to Guto’s actions this morning.
Kinda surprised they let it happen and are even releasing video of it as they must know that their audience doesn’t like this kind of stuff one bit. Let’s see what happens.
For more of the same, check out this bald white man booing the players taking the knee on the TV in his lounge. Pathetic scenes.