Liverpool's Sadio Mané forgets to take 'Black Lives Matter' knee before kickoff (video)
Liverpool's Sadio Mané returns to midfield after everyone else's knees contracted before Sunday's Merseyside derby. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole / Offside / Offside via Getty Images)
The Premier League teams bowed before the kick-off in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Liverpool and Everton did the same on Sunday. Sadio Mané only took a little longer than everyone else.
When the other players fell on one knee, Mané ran away from the midfield and seemed to think the game was actually starting. When he noticed his mistake, he jogged back and knelt down too.
Watch the moment around the 1 minute mark:
And here it is from a different perspective:
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It was undoubtedly an innocent mistake. In any case, it ended up being more entertaining than the actual Merseyside derby.
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