While the new Premier League season will begin on Saturday, everyone is getting ready to follow it, and many are also wondering whether the discipline will follow the sport pro racial equality wave that is swiping across every sports discipline around the world.
The Premier League announced just yesterday that players and match officials will wear a “No Room For Racism” badge on their shirts for the entirety of the 2020-21 season, replacing the “Black Lives Matter” logo that previously appeared on every kit.
Regarding the “Black Lives Matter” logo, which used to appear on kits for all the games after the coronavirus forced break last season, the Football league declared that it will support players who choose to ‘take a knee’ at matches to highlight racial injustice.
"We, our clubs, players and match officials have a long-standing commitment to tackling discrimination," the current Chief Executive of the highest tier of association football in England, Richard Masters stated.
“Players... 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’ll not stand still on this important issue and we’ll continue to work with our clubs, players and partners to address all prejudiced behaviour,” Masters added.