Ben Cabango has confirmed that Wales will continue to take the knee at Euro 2020 even if it is accompanied by boos from some of the crowds watching the games when the tournament kicks off this week.
It has now started to become a custom that some people want to boo the actions taken by the players, many of whom remain unflustered by the reactions and will continue to make a gesture that has happened ahead of pretty much every game for more than a year now.
“It’s good to be all as one and take that knee because it shows we’re making progress,” Cabango told Sky Sports News.
“I know a lot of teams have decided not to do it, but as Wales, we decided to do it because we want to make change and hopefully all the other countries are looking at us like we are going to make change.”
England were booed by some of their fans against Romania last weekend although there was no similar reaction at the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of the Welsh game with Albania.
“It just is what it is these days, there’s not much more I think we can do,” he said.
“I can see we’re trying to do positive steps towards it, but with some people I just don’t think there’s any change in them.
“If it does happen, we’re going to take it, hopefully try and move on from it, but it’s doesn’t look like we can change their opinions.”
Cabango was of course on the end of racist abuse after the Welsh game against Mexico earlier this year.
“Racism still happening in these years is just not on, but it’s so hard to get change, I do understand that, because of how stubborn or how narrow-minded some people are,” he added.
“The boys have just been helpful, so have the staff. Everyone did what they could do to try change it.
“The way they’ve all been so helpful and respectful about everything – I’m just proud to be Welsh.”