A plane carrying a Banner” white lives matter” was seen flying over the Etihad Stadium on Monday premier league game between Manchester City and Burnley.
Following the killing of a Black American man George Floyd by a police officer in the united state of America. There have been protests all over the world concerning the incident.
With football players supporting the movement. Premier League, players agreed to wear the black lives matter on the back of their shirt in support of the fight against racism.
In the game involving Manchester City and 11th placed Burnley. A plane was spotted flying a banner “white lives matter Burnley” just before the kick-off the match.
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) June 22, 2020
However, the Burnley Football club have come out to strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over the Etihad stadium.
“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, players and football staff willingly took the knee at kick-off Manchester City.
“We apologise unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester City, and to all those helping to promote Black Lives Matter.”