Burnley Club Captain Ben Mee admitted he was ashamed and embarrassed by a message saying ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ which was flown over the Etihad Stadium.

The banner was towed by an aircraft over the home of Manchester City just after kick-off in the Clarets’ Premier League return.

Moments earlier, all players, staff and officials had taken a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Players also wore the words Black Lives Matter across their shirts as they continue to play their part in the campaign to promote racial equality.

In a statement released at half-time, Burnley said: “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.

I’m ashamed and embarrassed that a small number of our fans have decided to put that around the stadium,” said Mee.

“They have completely missed the point and there’s a group of lads in there who are embarrassed to see that.


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