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Friday, 12 June 2020

Premier League Set To Replace Players's Name With 'Black Lives Matter' On Their Jersey

Premier League Set To Replace Players's Name With 'Black Lives Matter' On Their Jersey
As the Premier League project restart is fast approaching, the league has revealed that players' names will be replaced on the back of their shirts with 'Black Lives Matter' for the first 12 matches of the restarted season.
The Premier League will also support any player who chooses to 'take a knee' before or during matches.

Recall players in German Bundesliga including Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho have made gestures of solidarity with people protesting about the death of George Floyd. "We, the players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice," read a statement.

In a joint message from all 20 clubs, players added that they were committed to "a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of their colour or creed".

A Black Lives Matter badge will feature on all playing shirts for the rest of the season alongside a badge thanking NHS staff for their work during the coronavirus outbreak.

A lot of Premier League squads have already 'taken a knee' in training-ground images shared on social media, and anti-racism charity Kick It Out had asked that players feel free to do so on the pitch.

FA has said it will take a "common-sense approach" to such protests.

The Premier League resumes behind closed doors on 17 June after a three-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Sport


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