Seeing this banner go over Burnley yesterday made me absolutely seethe with anger and I had to say something, even if I cannot describe right now very elegantly exactly how I feel. #BlackLivesMatter
I unfortunately couldn’t watch Manchester City play against Burnley on Monday night in the Premier League, but I cannot describe the utter disgust that I felt when I read about the incident that took place during the game, namely the banner that was paid for and flew overhead reading “White Lives Matter Burnley”.
In essence, it showed exactly why the Premier League needs to carry on their protests at the start of each match in solidarity, because some people are still clearly not getting the message. Tony Livesey made a fantastic clarification on BBC Radio 5 Live as to why saying “White Lives Matter” is the wrong message to be sending right now.
It (the banner) was completely out of touch with what is happening in Britain right now and showed a complete lack understanding of the Black Lives Matter protests and what they are all about. Dion Dublin, too…
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