STEPHEN O’Donnell tonight vowed to keep trying to educate “people who don’t want to be educated” after the Scotland players stood before their Qatar 2022 qualifier against Israel to raise awareness of racist abuse in football.

Motherwell right back O’Donnell and his team mates once again showed their solidarity with victims of discrimination in in the game before kick-off in the Group F match in the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.

The powerful gesture puzzled members of the local media – but the defender revealed it had been prompted by the sickening incident involving Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in the Europa League match against Slavia Prague at Ibrox earlier this month.

And he pledged that every member of the national side will continue to do everything that they can to help erradicate the problem going forward.

Glasgow Times:

“We have been taking the knee to try and raise awareness, but we kind of felt we were losing some traction,” he said.  

“There was a very public one involving Glen Kamara from Rangers and we felt that most of the teams in Scotland are, fed up is the wrong word, but we wanted to raise awareness again and we stood before the game to hopefully raise awareness of a very serious issue in society.

“We can’t allow it to creep back in. It is hard to educate people who don’t want to be educated, but we will keep trying as a nation and as a people to look for equal rights across the society.”