The English Premier League announced in a statement on Friday, that it supports that players’ names will be replaced on the backs of their shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’.
The new development will hold only for the first 12 post- covid-19 matches, while a logo for the movement will be present on every shirt until the end of the season.
In addition, the League will support players who ‘take a knee’ before or during matches.
Several matches in Germany’s Bundesliga have been preceded by both teams taking a knee prior to kick-off in recent weeks.
The English Premier League management revealed that, for the remaining 80 matches of the campaign, a Black Lives Matter logo will feature on shirts along with a badge thanking Britain’s National Health Service for their work during the coronavirus crisis.
The Premier League will return with two matches on June 17 as Manchester City host Arsenal and Sheffield United travel to Aston Villa.