.....of course it was done at the request of the players.... they need their Instagram moments for the home audience... not sure the demographic of any Liverpool supporters in the States will necessarily be buying players shirts as a result of this virtue signalling stunt... the bunch of stunts..Well given it was done at the request of the players (and theres quite a few ones on that picture who are several shades darker than, say Andy Robertson) and we are an American owned club, I'd say the players got their shit in a sock and made a gesture that they knew would resonate around the world but especially in the US.
And it's worked. Oh, and it didnt appear on the official stuff until the players had been plastering it all over their own social media. Taking a knee appears to be the gesture of Solidarity this particular murder of a black man by law enforcement has adopted.
The fact that it appears to have got right up your nose is deeply satisfying and undoubtedly the reaction that shows it's working in all the right demographics.
But if you believe that guff you spouted about it resonating around the world crack on.