Taking a knee is something we are familiar with in the world of derby.
There was a time when a whole team line would use it as a loophole to force the jammer release, back in the days of the single and double whistle starts.
There’s the knee drop prior to the single whistle start, giving your jammer the opportunity to draw the out of play penalty on the opposing team who refuses to move off of the jammer line.
Some people have been using it to break the pack after offensive plays.
Then there is the taking of a knee when someone has gone down hard and wasn’t able to get back up right away. This knee in derby is a show of solidarity and respect of the person on the floor.