Premier League allows kneeling protests, Black Lives Matter on shirts

Premier League allows kneeling protests, Black Lives Matter on shirts

Premier League allows kneeling protests, Black Lives Matter on shirts

English Premier League players will pay tribute to worldwide anti-racism movements by wearing shirts with the words "Black Lives Matter" on the back during the opening round of fixtures at the season's restart.

A Norwich City footballer is one of two people at two Premier League clubs to test positive for the Covid-19 ahead of the restart of competition on Thursday morning.

Amid the positivity of the return of football in England, another Premier League personnel has fallen to the victim of the current COVID virus, as the latest result reveals that he has contracted the virus. Jose Mourinho's side resumes its season on Friday at home to Manchester United and was using the Norwich friendly for players to gain match fitness and to get used to playing with no fans in the stadium due to pandemic restrictions. The player must return a negative test result before being able to resume training.

"The club will not name the player in question and asks that his request for privacy and confidentiality are respected at this time", Norwich said.

Overall, out of 8,687 tests from the eight rounds in the Premier League, 16 tests have come back positive.

Moreover, the league will also support players who take a kneel before or in the games.

"This symbol is a sign of unity from all Players, all Staff, all Clubs, all Match Officials and the Premier League #blacklivesmatter #playerstogether", noted the Premier League in a statement.

Spurs confirmed they have not had any positive tests.

Canaries defender Sean Raggett also tested positive while with League One side Portsmouth and former Canaries winger Elliott Bennett, now at Championship club Blackburn Rovers, has also tested positive previously in the EFL. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs.

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