Burnley condemn offensive banner flown over Etihad

Last Updated: 22/06/20 9:38pm

Burnley have issued a strongly-worded condemnation after an offensive banner was flown over the Etihad Stadium during their game with Manchester City.

The incident occurred shortly after the 8pm kick-off on Monday Night Football.

In a statement released at half-time, Burnley said: “Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium on Monday evening.

“We wish to make it clear that those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor.

“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.

“The club has a proud record of working with all genders, religions and faiths through its award-winning Community scheme, and stands against racism of any kind.

“We are fully behind the Premier League’s Black Lives Matter initiative and, in line with all other Premier League games undertaken since Project Restart, our players and football staff willingly took the knee at kick-off at Manchester City.

“We apologise unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester City and to all those helping to promote Black Lives Matter.”

Source : Sky Sports