Premier League to replace ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan with ‘No Room for Racism’ on jerseys

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Premier League to replace ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan with ‘No Room for Racism’ on jerseys

Premier League to replace ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan with ‘No Room for Racism’ on jerseys.

The team jerseys will not carry the Black Lives Matter slogan as the league prepares to start the new season on Saturday.

Shirts will instead feature a patch promoting the league’s own anti-discrimination campaign No Room For Racism.

The BLM slogan was adopted during the restarted 2019-20 campaign over the summer, following on from global protests in support of the movement sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States while in police custody in May.

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It will be replaced with a patch promoting the competition’s own anti-discrimination campaign

The Premier League head Richard Masters announced:

‘We, our clubs, players and match officials have a long-standing commitment to tackling discrimination.

‘Players rightly have a strong voice on this matter, which we saw last season.

We have continued to talk and listen to players on this issue and will support them as well as continuing to emphasise the Premier League’s position against racism.

‘Discrimination in any form, anywhere, is wholly unacceptable and No Room For Racism makes our zero-tolerance stance clear.

We will not stand still on this important issue and we will continue to work with our clubs, players and partners to address all prejudiced behaviour.’

The league is set to start the 2020/2021 season on Saturday afternoon.