Burnley captain Ben Mee says he’s “ashamed and embarrassed” that a ‘White Lives Matter’ banner was flown over the Etihad Stadium before last night’s 5-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League.
Burnley also issued a strongly worded statement before the end of the game, vowing to issue lifetime bans to those responsible for the incident.
It occurred just moments after all players had taken a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement at kick-off.
REACTION | “It’s clearly unacceptable.”
Sean Dyche, the players and Burnley Football Club strongly condemn the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium this evening.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) June 22, 2020