SIR- Unlike David Algar and Tyrone Mings, I don't see the hypocrisy of Home Secretary Priti Patel's position on footballers taking the knee. She was only saying what many people think about it being gesture politics while still condemning the racist idiots of whom she is also a victim.

It is Boris Johnson that has mishandled this argument by not openly stating that he doesn't agree with politicising football, which is clearly the case.

Patel isn't scared of saying what she really thinks. That's what we need in our leaders.

Alan Bates, Bowland Avenue, Baildon