A plane flies over the Etihad stadium with a banner reading "White Lives Matter Burnley."

Burnley condemns ‘White Life Matter’ banner flown more than Etihad Stadium in Premier League match versus Manchester Town

Given that the English Premier League’s resumption previous 7 days, all players of the 20 top-flight clubs have changed their names with the message “Black Life Matter” on the again of their jerseys.

“We wish to make it distinct that all those liable are not welcome at Turf Moor,” read through the Burnley assertion.

“This, in no way, signifies what Burnley Football Club stands for and we will get the job done entirely with the authorities to recognize people responsible and issue lifetime bans.

“The club has a happy document of doing work with all genders, religions and faiths by its award-winning Local community scheme, and stands against racism of any type.

“We are totally at the rear of the Leading League’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ initiative and, in line with all other Premier League video games carried out since Venture Restart, our gamers and soccer staff members willingly took the knee at kick-off at Manchester Metropolis.”

“We apologize unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester Metropolis and to all individuals assisting to boost ‘Black Life Issue.'”

Manchester Town received the match 5- to hold alive its trim hope of retaining the Leading League title.

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‘Ashamed and embarrassed’

Monday’s match was the 12th Leading League match to be played since the season resumed following it was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

As perfectly as supporting the Black Life Make a difference motion, Premier League gamers have been having a knee following the referee has blown his whistle to commence matches.

“I am ashamed and humiliated that a little quantity of our followers have decided to fly that about the stadium,” Burnley defender Ben Mee advised Sky Athletics right after the match

“These persons need to have to appear into the 21st century and teach them selves. They you should not represent what we are about, the club is about, the gamers are about and the bulk of followers are about.

“As we were coming out we heard some whispers that it was heading to come about. The club attempted to halt it. I have heard it is a modest selection that have arranged this and I hope it won’t materialize once again. I you should not want to associate it with my club. I don’t want to see this in the video game.”