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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

‘Black Lives Matter’ replacing players' names on shirts

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo will replace players’ names on the back of their shirts for the first 12 games of the resumed 2019/20 season.


The Premier League will not only show their respect for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. Along with the BLM logo will be a badge thanking the NHS for their work during the global pandemic.



The 'Black Lives Matter' movement has been taking place all over the globe especially in America after George Floyd was murdered by a policeman, who was kneeling on his neck last month.


The movement quickly gained support among the Premier League players and they have raised a statement regarding the racism.


The statement 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.


“This symbol is a sign of unity from all Players, all Staff, all Clubs, all Match Officials and the Premier League #blacklivesmatter #playerstogether.”



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


“The Premier League stands alongside players, clubs, the FA, EFL, PFA, LMA, PGMOL and all those who oppose discrimination in any form," the Premier League added.


“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.


“A Black Lives Matter logo will also feature on shirts for the remainder of the season, along with a badge thanking the NHS for their work during the COVID-19 crisis."



“In addition, the League will support players who ‘take a knee’ before or during matches.


“The Premier League believes there is no room for racism, anywhere #NoRoomForRacism.”


Earlier this month, Liverpool players showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as they kneeled at Anfield, while Arsenal players wore Black Lives Matter shirts ahead of a friendly against Brentford.