‘Absolutely pathetic’ - Outrage as 'White Lives Matter' plane flies over Man City-Burnley match

During Burnley's clash with Manchester City, an aircraft with the "White Lives Matter" banner was spotted over the Etihad, sparking outrage in protests and demonstrations against racial inequality.
All Premier League players have worn "Black Lives Matter" on the back of their jerseys since their return. The tribute follows the protests that began in the United States after George Floyd's death.
These protests have sparked demonstrations worldwide, including Weston McKennie, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Thuram, who should appear in the Bundesliga, with Marcelo leading La Liga.
In the Premier League, in addition to a patch for the NHS, the jerseys had a patch commemorating the work of the organization during the outbreak of the corona virus on their jerseys.
In addition to the jerseys, the players took a moment of silence before kick-off and sat on one knee at the opening whistle to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Shortly after the game started on Tuesday between runner-up Manchester City and eleventh in Burnley, a plane with a banner that read "White Lives Matter Burnley" over its head was spotted.
White Lives Matter Airplane
The ad came just minutes after the game started, moments after the players stopped kneeling on the field, and circled over them for the first few moments of the game.
There was no confirmation of who paid to display the banner, but the response on social media was immediately condemned.
Jonathan Smith

A plane that flies over the Etihad and says, "White Live Matter, Burnley." Absolutely pathetic.
10:05 p.m. - June 22, 2020
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Elliot Hackney

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Imagine the players are so upset that they take a knee to fight for the human rights of others that you make a banner and rent a plane to try to say that your life is important. This country is done.
10:29 p.m. - June 22, 2020
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@ FreddieBailey96
A plane has just flown over the Man City v Burnley game, with a banner that reads, "White lives matter - Burnley."

An absolute shame.
10:30 p.m. - June 22, 2020
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@ Amywiseman22
Whoever puts this airplane banner in the air has no place at Turf Moor. Backwards, disgusting, embarrassing. Get out of our club.
10:30 p.m. - June 22, 2020
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In fact, at halftime, Burnley released an official statement that reads:
"The Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and the offensive banner that flew over the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening.
"We want to make it clear that those responsible at Turf Moor are not welcome.
"This is not what Burnley Football Club stands for, and we will work closely with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifelong bans.
"The club prides itself on working with all genders, religions and beliefs as part of its award-winning community program, and is committed to combating racism of all kinds.
"We are fully behind the Premier League's Black Lives Matter initiative and, in line with all other Premier League games that have been held since Project Restart, our players and football staff have willingly knuckled at the kick-off in Manchester City."
"We sincerely apologize to the Premier League, Manchester City and everyone who helps promote Black Lives Matter."

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