Premier League clubs affirm that they will kneel during games this season.
Premier League clubs will continue to take the knee this season, beginning with Friday’s exclusive live broadcast of Burnley vs. Manchester City on talkSPORT.
During specific contests of the 2023/24 season, the English Premier League will continue to demonstrate its dedication to combating racism and all forms of discrimination.
In the June 2020 match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United, the knee was taken for the first time in the Premier League, a month after the murder of George Floyd in the United States.
Before the start of every match in the English Premier League for the previous two seasons, players took a knee as a sign of solidarity. This policy was altered last summer.
In order to maximize the impact of the stance, it was determined that the visual display would be limited to certain matches, a strategy that will continue this season.
As a consequence, Premier League players will take the knee during the opening and closing rounds of the season, as well as during the October and April No Room For Racism fixtures and the Boxing Day matches.
As part of its No Room For Racism Action Plan, the Premier League will continue to collaborate with clubs this season to promote anti-discrimination messaging.
The Premier League captains issued the following statement: “We are united in our belief that discrimination has no place in football or wider society. We are committed to using our platform to help celebrate diversity and show our support in the fight against racism.”
“Therefore, we will continue to demonstrate our solidarity by kneeling at key occasions during the upcoming season.
“Diversity is essential to the success of the game, and we strongly believe that people should respect others regardless of their race or ethnicity.”