SOUTHEND United defender Elvis Bwomono is pleased to see football fighting back against racism.

All four Premier League teams in action on Tuesday night took a knee for eight seconds at the start of their matches.

And Bwomono feels it sends out an important message.

“For the teams, their staff and the referee to take a knee sent out a very big and powerful message to people all around the world,” said the Blues right-back.

“I think the Premier League and football as a whole can have a big say in things, as you can see from what Marcus Rashford has done.

“I would 100 per cent like EFL games to follow suit and hopefully they will in the play-offs now.

“This is now all starting to reach the right places but it needs to continue and the right messages have to be pushed forward.”