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Burnley say sorry

EPL club left red-faced over the 'offensive banner', vows to hand lifetime bans to those responsible
A plane towing a banner reading White Lives Matter Burnley flies above the stadium during the during the English Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley on Monday

Agencies   |   England   |   Published 24.06.20, 12:58 AM

Burnley apologised and vowed to hand out lifetime bans to those responsible for an aircraft flying over Etihad Stadium during the English Premier League match against Manchester City, trailing a banner that read “White Lives Matter Burnley.”

Burnley said it “strongly condemns” the actions of those responsible for the “offensive banner” and said it wanted to make it clear they were not welcome at the club.

“This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for and we will work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans,” read a club statement.

All players at Premier League teams have replaced their names on the back of their shirts with the words “Black Lives Matter” in support of a movement. 

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