Burnley identify fans behind offensive banner flow

2020-06-24 人才招聘
Burnley believe they have identified the fans responsible for the offensive banner flown over their match with Manchester City and will hand them lifetime bans from the club, says chief executive Neil Hart.

Hart said he is "disgusted and ashamed" by the actions of supporters who paid for the 'White Lives Matter Burnley' message to be flown over the Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

The incident occurred shortly after kick-off and moments after the two sets of players, who wore shirts emblazoned with 'Black Lives Matter', had taken a knee in support of the anti-racist movement.

Police investigating offensive bannerPL managers condemn offensive bannerWhy banner was offensive & undermines Black Lives Matter cause

Asked if the supporters responsible would receive a lifetime ban, Hart told Sky News: "100 per cent, we believe we know who's responsible and we will ban those individuals for life.

"When I saw the banner go over the Etihad from the directors' box I was disgusted,新学期,新出发点, that's the word I would use. I was ashamed to see that being trailed over the Etihad like that.

"It's certainly not what we stand for as a football club,澳超提示:布里斯班狮换帅后防守杰出但进攻疲软, it's not what we stand for as a town, as a collective or community."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche and his backroom staff take a knee

A statement from Lancashire Police on Tuesday evening stated no criminal offences have been disclosed at this time as they continue with their enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident,围棋史上第1月12日 以围棋为纽带发展中日友好关系.

The plane took off from and returned to Blackpool Airport, who has said it will stop operating banner flights with immediate effect.

It is not yet known who flew the plane or who commissioned the banner, despite social media posts claiming responsibility for the incident.

"We stand in solidarity with our players, with the league, with other clubs and with all our community stakeholders that we will continue to fight any form of discrimination," added Hart.

0:54 James Tarkowski says Burnley players are disappointed and upset by the banner that was flown over the Etihad during their game against Manchester City James Tarkowski says Burnley players are disappointed and upset by the banner that was flown over the Etihad during their game against Manchester City

"Let's be very clear, Black Lives Matter is a cause players feel passionately about. It's there to highlight inequalities. Of course all lives matter, but that's common sense and this is about equality.

"Some individuals don't understand that or are choosing not to understand. [Monday] night is a prime example of that and it is raising racial hate.

"I've spent the last six years here heading up Burnley FC in the community and one of my top priorities,[新浪球通]健翔买彩竞彩推荐:俄罗斯vs比利时, and it continues to be a top priority, is to eradicate any form of discrimination.

"Certainly from this football club, certainly from this stadium,澳超提醒:墨尔本胜利历史交锋取得2胜5平不败战绩, and from the town. I will continue to keep that as one of my mantras because it's totally unacceptable and we will continue to fight it."

2:31 Burnley captain Ben Mee says he and the players are embarrassed after a banner displaying the words 'White Lives Matter Burnley' was flown over the Etihad Stadium in the first half of their defeat against Manchester City Burnley captain Ben Mee says he and the players are embarrassed after a banner displaying the words 'White Lives Matter Burnley' was flown over the Etihad Stadium in the first half of their defeat against Manchester City Burnley captain Mee: I'm ashamed and embarrassed

"I'm ashamed and embarrassed that a small number of our fans have decided to put that around the stadium," Burnley captain Ben Mee said post-match on Monday Night Football.

"They've completely missed the point. The lads are embarrassed to see that. It's not what we're about. They've completely missed the point about the whole thing we're trying to achieve.

"These people need to come into the 21st century and educate themselves. It does not represent what we're about, the club's about, the players are about and what the majority of the fans are about.

"It's a small minority of people and I'm really upset that has happened,你是阳虚体质?警惕乳腺癌找上门_39健康网_女性.

1:12 Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn has brought you our top stories for 22 years. He explains the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement and why a banner flown over Burnley's match at Manchester City was so offensive Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn has brought you our top stories for 22 years. He explains the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement and why a banner flown over Burnley's match at Manchester City was so offensive

"As we were coming out, we heard some whispers it was going to happen. The club tried to stop it but I've heard it's a small number of people that have arranged this.