As if the COVID-19 Pandemic was not enough, the world is now witnessing an ever-growing “Black Lives Matter” movement. In light of this Premier League have taken a decision which involves the players’ shirts.
In fact, Premier League players’ names will be replaced on the back of their shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ for the first 12 matches of the restarted season. Moreover, it is being reported that The Premier League will also support any player who chooses to ‘take a knee’ before or during matches.
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.
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