Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says “it is important to keep taking the knee” to tackle discrimination.
The pre-match anti-racism gesture will be scaled back this season to certain rounds of Premier League games plus the FA and League Cup finals.
Premier League captains took the decision to limit taking the knee after consulting with players.
“We can’t stop straight away because there are statements to make,” said Vieira.
“It is important to keep taking the knee because we are all against discrimination. There will be a few occasions where we will keep doing it.
“It will be a long fight and that’s why we still have to take the knee.”