Black Lives Matter logo to appear on shirt sleeves for remainder of season

Premier League players and match officials have continued to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, with Leicester and Brighton taking a knee in the first match of the latest round of fixtures.

All 20 Premier League clubs took a knee in the first round of matches following the June 17 restart, while player names were replaced by ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the back of shirts.

Players had also been wearing the Black Lives Matter logo on their shirt sleeves – which they will now continue to do for the remainder of the season – following a meeting on Tuesday.

no club asked to continue to replace names on shirts beyond the last round of fixtures – but the Premier League says it will continue to support players who take a knee before or during matches.

Meanwhile, Lancashire Police are investigating the offensive ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ banner which was flown over the Etihad Stadium on Monday.

The incident occurred shortly after kick-off on Monday Night Football, just moments after the Manchester City and Burnley players had taken a knee.

It has been strongly condemned by the club, chairman Mike Garlick and several players including Ben Mee and James Tarkowski.

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