Premier League and clubs unite in stance against racism

2 Jun 2020
No Room For Racism

League, its clubs and players have joined people worldwide who have expressed their opposition to racism

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The Premier League, its clubs and players have joined people around the world who have been expressing their opposition to racism.

Liverpool released an image of their first-team squad kneeling around the centre circle at Anfield with the words "Unity is Strength".

Their players, including Curtis Jones, James Milner, Trent Alexander-ArnoldAndrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk also posted similar messages of support. 

And across the city Everton emphasised the importance of unity in the fight against racism.

A number of players, including Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, voiced their opposition to racism, a message that Manchester United posted as well. 

Manchester City's Leroy Sane, along with team-mates including Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and David Silva, also added their support.

ArsenalChelsea, Crystal PalaceTottenham Hotspur and West Ham United reiterated their continued commitment to equality and diversity. 

Arsenal also blacked out their Twitter avatar in support.

Chelsea players and coaching staff formed the letter H, for "humans", and knelt in unison, while defender Cesar Azpilicueta tweeted, "Enough is enough. We are all HUMANS." in his personal plea.

The Newcastle United first-team squad were "United As One" as they took the knee together prior to training on Tuesday, as did players at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Norwich City and Sheffield United added their voices to the ongoing fight against racism and discrimination across the world.

The message from Premier League clubs throughout the country remains loud and clear, with Aston VillaLeicester City and Watford's Gerard Deulofeu, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Christian Kabasele stating their stance.

On the south coast AFC Bournemouth posted a message reaffirming the club's stance on discrimination.

Southampton tweeted "Together we are stronger", while Brighton & Hove Albion's official Twitter account stopped posting from midday to midnight on Tuesday in support.


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