The Premier League has announced that players’ names will be replaced on the backs of their shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ for the first 12 matches when the league resumes.
According to a statement on the Premier League’s website, Premier League players from all 20 clubs have indicated their support in the fight against racial injustice.
“We, the Players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for All, regardless of their colour or creed.” the statement read.
“The League supports the players’ wish to have their names replaced by Black Lives Matter on the back of their shirts for the first 12 matches of the restarted 2019/20 season.”
The Premier League also indicated that a Black Lives Matter logo will be on the shirts of the players until the end of the season.
“A Black Lives Matter logo will also feature on shirts for the remainder of the season, along with a badge thanking the NHS for their work during the COVID-19 crisis.”
“In addition, the League will support players who “take a knee” before or during matches. The Premier League believes there is no room for racism, anywhere #NoRoomForRacism.” the statement added.
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