Newcastle United v Liverpool: Premier League – live

Everyone takes the knee – there’s no room for racism – and then Liverpool get the ball rolling. “When Atsu was with Newcastle and he came on as a sub, I recall reacting to the announcement of his name with, ‘Bless you!’,” writes Peter Oh. “Now, for different reasons, I say ‘Godspeed and bless you Christian’, and the same to his family and friends, in their time of grief.”

A warm ovation and moment of solemn reflection in memory of poor Christian Atsu. The away fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone. A small crumb of comfort that his very last act on a football field was beautiful.

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