Premier League players to wear No Room For Racism sleeve badge throughout 2020/21 season

Premier League players will wear a No Room For Racism badge on their sleeves throughout the 2020/21  season, it has been confirmed.

The league’s own anti-discrimination slogan replaces Black Lives Matter which was worn throughout the restarted 2019/20 campaign.

The BLM slogan was adopted during the restarted 2019-20 campaign over the summer, following on from global protests in support of the movement sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States while in police custody in May.

Premier League captains were consulted over the change during a conference call on Thursday.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters also confirmed that the league will continue to support players who take a knee before matches.

“We, our clubs, players and match officials have a long-standing commitment to tackling discrimination,” he said.

“Players rightly have a strong voice on this matter, which we saw last season. We have continued to talk and listen to players on this issue and will support them as well as continuing to emphasise the Premier League’s position against racism.

“Discrimination in any form, anywhere, is wholly unacceptable and No Room For Racism makes our zero-tolerance stance clear. 

“We will not stand still on this important issue and we will continue to work with our clubs, players and partners to address all prejudiced behaviour.”

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