Posted: 23 June 2020
English Premier League side Burnley released a strong statement after an offensive banner which read “White Lives Matter” flew above the Etihad Stadium last night during their encounter against reigning champions Manchester City.
The incident happened shortly after the game had begun, with neither the club nor anyone knowing who flew the plane or approved the banner. The club’s skipper, Ben Mee has said he is absolutely embarrassed by the banner, saying;
“I’m ashamed and embarrassed that a small number of our fans have decided to put that around the stadium. They have completely missed the point about the whole thing we’re trying to achieve. These people need to come into the 21st century and educate themselves. It does not represent what we’re about, what the club is about, the players or the majority of the fans,” concluded Mee.
The club has confirmed that they will work hand-in-hand with the authorities to identify the perpetrators of this act and hand them life bans.
Chris Wheatley, Manchester.