Premier League clubs have agree on plans to support the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the restart next week.
As revealed by The Athletic reporter David Ornstein, all 20 top flight clubs have agreed upon displaying a #BlackLivesMatter badge on the front of matchday shirts.
Player names on the back of shirts will also be removed and replaced with the text ‘Black Lives Matter’ in order to spread awareness on the first round of games.
Meanwhile, Premier League sides have also decided to honour the National Health Service for their work in saving lives during the coronavirus crisis. Shirts will feature the NHS logo in recognition of the workers in the institution.
Clubs also unanimously voted to approve matchday coronavirus protocols meaning the league will resume as scheduled from June 17.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side will begin away to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur on the evening of Friday June 19.
The Black Lives Matter movement is continuing to gain huge support worldwide after the recent death of African American man George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis that has caused global outrage.
Premier League clubs also agreed a #BlackLivesMatter badge will be displayed on the front of matchday shirts alongside an #NHS badge. For the 1st round of games, player names will be removed from the back of shirts & replaced with Black Lives Matter #ProjectRestart @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/hRHkcB6bQN
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 11, 2020