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NBC News 23 Jun 2020

'White Lives Matter' Banner Flown Above English Premier League Game

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A plane carrying a banner declaring 'White Lives Matter Burnley' flew over Manchester City's Etihad Stadium at the start of the EPL game against Burnley. The plane appeared shortly after players from both teams took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.


Hear from Burnley captain Ben Mee, Man City manager Pep Guardiola and others after a Burnley fan flew a "White Lives Matter" banner over Monday's match.
Robbie Earle discusses the "White Lives Matter" banner that flew over the Etihad on Monday and the importance of Burnley captain Ben Mee's comments.
Author Jason Reynolds explains why the phrase "all lives matter" is such a misguided, hurtful response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
In the first two games since Premier League soccer was suspended during the coronavirus lockdown, players, clubs and officials honored Black Lives Matter.

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