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Snooker player Alfie Burden takes a knee at start of match

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ByEurosport
03/06/2020 at 14:41 | Updated 03/06/2020 at 16:06

Alfie Burden took a knee at the start of his Championship League match with Ryan Day on Wednesday.

Burden made the gesture just after the break-off at the beginning of the opening frame in his Group 12 match-up against Day.

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The 43-year-old from Paddington made the gesture of solidarity, bowing his head, before raising his hands in the air and getting to his feet.

Alfie Burden of England

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It's the latest example of a sports star taking the opportunity to show their support and unity for the movement.

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