Premier League okays kneeling, Black Lives Matter shirts for players – 13th June, 2020

The Premier League will support players taking a knee before or during matches in protest against racial discrimination, while “Black Lives Matter” will replace player names on the back of shirts for the first 12 games of the league’s restart next week.

“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 said in a statement on Friday. “In addition, the League will support players who ‘take a knee’ before or during matches.”


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