Before each match in the first round of the restarted Premier League, a minute’s silence will be held to remember those who died with COVID-19.
This silent minute will also signify the League’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement that has gained traction after George Floyd’s death due to police brutality in the United States.
Heart-shaped badges would be embroidered into a team kit paying tribute to NHS staff, and various support initiatives for the Black Lives Matter movement were also decided at Thursday’s top-flight club meeting.
So, Black Lives Matter badges, along with their NHS equivalents, are also likely to be displayed on shirts, although their exact placement is yet to be finalised.
According to what The Guardian understands, if players or teams want to knee ahead of games, as some clubs have done before recent games, the league will have no problem.
Additionally, the names on the back of players’ shirts will be replaced by the words Black Lives Matter for at least the first set of games, following an initiative driven this week by club captains.
One club clarified that they had trained their kit workers to order shirts that represented the move.