Premier League clubs to wear special Black Lives Matters shirts

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Premier League clubs have agreed to wear shirts with Black Lives Matter displayed on the front and back when the season restarts next week.

Shareholders from all 20 clubs held a meeting on Thursday where matchday protocols were unanimously agreed, with no complaints reported whatsoever.

The 2019/20 season gets back under way on Wednesday 17 June, when Aston Villa take on Sheffield United and Arsenal travel to face Manchester City.

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And it has been agreed that all clubs will display both Black Lives Matter and NHS badges on the front of their shirts for the rest of the season.

While for the first round of matches, player names will also be removed from the backs of shirts and replaced by the words “Black Lives Matter”.

Other topics reportedly discussed at Thursday’s meeting involved rules regarding travel to matches, matchday arrangements and other measures related to protecting players and club staff from coronavirus.

An official announcement from the Premier League is expected in due course.