Premier League Kits To Feature 'No Room For Racism' Badge In All 20-21 Matches

Friday, 11 September 2020
The Premier League yesterday announced that a special badge "will feature on players’ and officials’ sleeves throughout the season as a reminder of commitment to eradicate racism".

The new Premier League initiative against racism builds on the momentum created last season when, in consultation with the players, "Black Lives Matter" appeared on kits for all the games following the restart. The League will also continue to support players who "take a knee" at matches.

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Premier League 2020-21 'No Room For Racism' Sleeve Badge

The 20-21 Premier League 'No Room For Racism' sleeve badge has a simple black / white squared look, placed on the right sleeve below the official EPL sleeve badge.

The badge on the kits was agreed at yesterday's Premier League club captains’ meeting. Players and match officials will wear the "No Room For Racism" sleeve badge on their shirts in all matches for the 2020/21 season.

This is the first time the badge will feature on players’ and officials’ kit throughout the whole season.

Since launching in March 2019, the No Room For Racism campaign has brought together the Premier League’s wide-ranging work promoting equality and inclusion across all areas of football.

Matches dedicated to No Room For Racism have sent strong messages to fans attending games and those watching around the world, encouraging behavioural change and urging them to take action by reporting any racist conduct.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "We, our clubs, players and match officials have a longstanding commitment to tackling discrimination. Players rightly have a strong voice on this matter, which we saw last season. We have continued to talk and listen to players on this issue and will support them as well as continuing to emphasise the Premier League’s position against racism."

"Discrimination in any form, anywhere, is wholly unacceptable and No Room For Racism makes our zero-tolerance stance clear. "We will not stand still on this important issue and we will continue to work with our clubs, players and partners to address all prejudiced behaviour."

Do you like that Premier League players will wear that badge to make a statement against racism during the whole season (in visual terms)? Are you a fan of badges on kits? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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