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Piers Morgan leads condemnation of "depressing" White Lives Matter banner at Man City

Published on 2020-06-23 by admin

Piers Morgan has lead the condemnation of a plane flying the banner "White Lives Matter Burnley" over the Etihad.

The Good Morning Britain presenter took to Twitter to label the actions "depressing".

The incident occurred early on in the match between Manchester City and Burnley, shortly after players from both teams took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Piers tweeted: "Plane flew over the Etihad Stadium tonight with this banner saying 'White Lives Matter Burnley'. So depressing."

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker also hit out at the stunt, tweeting: "I'm sure Burnley will condemn this s***housery." Burnley released a statement shortly after Lineker's tweet, prompting him to add: "Ah they just have. Well played."

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The statement read: "Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium on Monday evening.

"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 take appropriate action.

"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.

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"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, our players and football staff willingly took the knee at kick-off at Manchester City.

"We apologise unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester City and to all those helping to promote Black Lives Matter."

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