Manchester United taken on Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night and will play with shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ printed on the back.
The club has announced that fans can pay £10 to have the same printed on their shirts and all proceeds will be donated to anti-racism organisation Kick It Out.
Richard Arnold, Manchester United Managing Director, has spoken about the club’s commitment to fighting racism.
Manchester United has a long-standing commitment against racism and discrimination, both through our own campaigns and through support of external organisations working in this area. We wanted to take this from being a valuable message of support to real tangible help for the essential work that Kick It Out do in this area.
The Chair of Kick it Out, Sanjay Bhandari, who took on the role last November, spoke of his gratitude to the club.
We are incredibly grateful for this support from Manchester United. There remains much to be done to combat discrimination and promote inclusion in football but we know that with the help of United and others, we can make progress.
Friday’s shirt will also have an NHS badge on the front to show the club’s appreciation to all the keyworkers who have helped throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. United have tirelessly supported the NHS over the past few months.