Manchester United to donate ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt printing proceeds to Kick It Out

To help the worldwide fight against racism, Manchester United have announced they will be replacing player’s surnames with ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the back of their shirts.

The Red Devils have also pledged to donate to anti-racism organisation Kick It Out if fans choose to get BLM printed on the back of their shirts.

Premier League clubs agreed unanimously that players would have the anti-racism slogan on the back of their shirts instead of their names when the league restarted. For United, that is tonight with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on the cards.

United fans can have the same slogan on the back of their shirts for £10, with all proceeds from any shirt printing to Kick It Out.

This is an honourable move which sees United taking the awareness one step further.

Manchester United’s managing director, Richard Arnold, said: “Manchester United has a long-standing commitment against racism and discrimination, both through our own campaigns and through the support of external organisations working in this area. We wanted to take this from being a valuable message of support to real tangible help for the essential work that Kick It Out do in this area.”

Sanjay Bhandari of Kick It Out said: “We are incredibly grateful for this support from Manchester United. There remains much to be done to combat discrimination and promote inclusion in football, but we know that with the help of United and others, we can make progress.”

The Premier League resumed on Wednesday with a goalless draw between Aston Villa and Sheffield United, before Manchester City gave Arsenal a lesson (3-0).

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