Monday, 22 June 2020

'Those responsible will be given a lifetime ban' - Burnley releases a statement

Burnley has released a statement concerning the shocking banner that was spotted at the Etihad as the players 'Takes a knee' in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

As the players take a knee before the game at the Etihad Stadium, a banner flew across the carrying a message that reads 'White Lives Matter Burnley' which was a shock to everyone who was watching the game.

However, Burnley has now released a statement concerning the incident and revealed those responsible for the action will be identified and punished.

“Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium on Monday evening,' The statement reads

'We wish to make it clear that those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor.'

'This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for and we will work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans.'

'The club has a proud record of working with all genders, religions and faiths through its award-winning Community scheme, and stands against racism of any kind.'

'We are fully behind the Premier League’s Black Lives Matter initiative and, in line with all other Premier League games undertaken since Project Restart, our players and football staff willingly took the knee at kick-off at Manchester City.'

'We apologise unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester City and to all those helping to promote Black Lives Matter.'

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