English Premier League Football Club, CRYSTAL PALACE have been recognized as the first club to publicly drop the BLACK LIVES MATTER UK MOVEMENT.
And while Palace insisted they DO back the “ethos” of the cause, they today issued a statement drawing a definitive line between football’s adoption of the anti-discrimination message and the wider demands of the movement.
That decision was taken after League bosses came under pressure over the badge following a growing backlash against the aims of the movement.
BLM leaders have posted their beliefs in defunding the police, overthrowing capitalism and “targeted sanctions in line with international law against Israel’s colonial, apartheid regime”.
THE UK ARM OF BLACK LIVES MATTER HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED AFTER THESE CONTROVERSIAL TWEETS.
Crystal Palace released an official press release on their official club website. www.cpfc.co.uk
“As people will have seen from our first home game, we have placed banners over our seated areas at Selhurst Park that read: BLACK LIVES MATTER.
We stand proudly alongside members of the BAME community, our players and employees, and behind the ideals and ethos of “black lives matter”. However, we would like to make clear that we do not endorse any pressure group or body that carries the same term in its name, and we strongly believe that organisations should not use this important force for change and positivity to push their own political agendas.
We want to be part of a world that is fair, inclusive and open to all. As an organisation, we recognise that we need to do more, and we will do more to contribute towards this goal”. The Club said on their website.