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I think it's considered hugely embarrassing for a football club to be associated with this kind of message at this time. We can't get into whether that message is reasonable because it's political and

This type of thing was inevitable sadly. The Premier League's utterly horrific wholehearted embracing of a far left movement was always gonna cause a reaction from a few daftys on the other side

What is far left about trying to get a message across to a bunch of racists?

Did that fly over before kick off ? I'd love to say I was being all cool and shiit but I was filling up the paper bin in a mad rush so only got in for kick off.

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Not looking for political opinions on this thread btw.

I'm just interested in a British club facing a bit of a crisis amid the whole Black Lives Matter movement. 

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Ha, was distracted at half time, was on youtube, rarely listen to the half time guff. Utterly tragic stuff, surprised they managed to get a pilot to do it.

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31 minutes ago, chomp my root said:

Ha, was distracted at half time, was on youtube, rarely listen to the half time guff. Utterly tragic stuff, surprised they managed to get a pilot to do it.

Pilots ain't doing much else at the mo Chomp. Paid work must be thin on the ground (or in the air).

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33 minutes ago, chomp my root said:

Ha, was distracted at half time, was on youtube, rarely listen to the half time guff. Utterly tragic stuff, surprised they managed to get a pilot to do it.

What it says is exactly true though

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I think it's considered hugely embarrassing for a football club to be associated with this kind of message at this time. We can't get into whether that message is reasonable because it's political and can get messy.

Burnley didn't waste any time in putting out a statement...

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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.

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Burnley defender Ben Mee, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a tough night. We can talk about football but there is something I would like to speak about first - the plane at the beginning of the game. I am ashamed and embarrassed that a small number of our fans have decided to fly that around the stadium. Completely misses the point. The group of lads in the changing room are embarrassed to see that. It is not what we are about. They have missed what we are trying to achieve. These people need to come into the 21st century and educate themselves. They don't represent what we are about, the club is about, the players are about and the majority of fans are about.

"As we were coming out we heard some whispers that it was going to happen. The club tried to stop it. I've heard it is a small number that have arranged this and I hope it doesn't happen again. I don't want to associate it with my club. I don't want to see this in the game.

"It is not right. We totally condemn it. These people can learn and be taught what the Black Lives Matter movement is trying to achieve.

"The players have pulled together and this is what we want, what the majority of fans want - equality in society and in football, everything, be it race, religion, gender, LGBTQ community.

"The players have pulled together and we want to make a stand against this for all minorities."

 

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Whatever we might think about the banner I wouldn't want Dundee trending worldwide for this reason.

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This type of thing was inevitable sadly.

The Premier League's utterly horrific wholehearted embracing of a far left movement was always gonna cause a reaction from a few daftys on the other side of the spectrum. 

Watching folk on sky sports pretend to be outraged is a good laugh though.

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9 hours ago, Frank Grimes said:

This type of thing was inevitable sadly.

The Premier League's utterly horrific wholehearted embracing of a far left movement was always gonna cause a reaction from a few daftys on the other side of the spectrum. 

Watching folk on sky sports pretend to be outraged is a good laugh though.

What is far left about trying to get a message across to a bunch of racists?

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Opposing racism isn't far left, its common sense.

Black Lives Matter are far left. But if they convince everyone they're the common sense approach then they've done their job. 

And they've succeeded with the premier league in England very, very well. 

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