Premier League football returns next week with fans anticipating a thrilling end to the season.
"This symbol is a sign of unity from all Players, all Staff, all Clubs, all Match Officials and the Premier League #blacklivesmatter #playerstogether'".
Scores of EPL players posted excerpts from that statement on Twitter, shining a spotlight on the league's attempt to bring awareness to racial injustice.
English Premier League players will pay tribute to worldwide anti-racism movements by wearing shirts with the words "Black Lives Matter" on the back during the opening round of fixtures at the season's restart.
And while the Reds' title victory will undoubtedly be sweet for the club, former player Steve McManaman says the behind-closed-doors nature of the season finale will make it a more subdued affair.
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The Premier League 2019-20 season is set to resume next week and all the clubs have decided not to show their players' names on the back of their respective shirts during the first round of games.
On Wednesday, Eintracht Frankfurt, a team in Germany's Bundesliga, wore jerseys featuring the slogan while Juventus and AC Milan wore "No Racism" on the back of their warm-ups before a match Friday afternoon.
N'Golo Kante of Chelsea battles for possession with Hamza Choudhury of Leicester City.
In a German game this week, Eintracht Frankfurt jerseys featured "Black Lives Matter" in place of the dominant sponsor logo.
The idea was put to the 20 clubs at Thursday's shareholders meeting which voted through the final set of protocols for the Premier League to return on June 17.
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