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Black Lives Matter: Premier League players to have ‘Black Lives Matter’ replacing names on shirts | Football News

Premier League will support players who take a knee before or during matches

Last Updated: 12/06/20 6:38pm

Arsenal players wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts before their friendly with Brentford

Arsenal players wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts before their friendly with Brentford

Premier League players will have their names replaced by ‘Black Lives Matter’ on their shirts for the first 12 games of the resumed 2019/20 season.

A Black Lives Matter logo will be on the shirts for the remainder of the season, along with a badge thanking the NHS for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

The players released a statement which read: “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 Premier League says it will support players who take a knee before or during matches.

The Arsenal squad also took a knee before the friendly

The Arsenal squad also took a knee before the friendly

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