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EPL player names to be replaced with Black Lives Matter slogan

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English Premier League players have joined in the the fight against racism by having their names replaced with the slogan Black Live Matter.

In the new wave of changes, their surnames will be replaced and the Black Live Matter logo will be printed at the front of their t-shirts for the first 12 matches.

The decision was agreed following a joint agreement by the players who said the idea is to make the world a peaceful place to be.

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They continued by saying that the initiative is to call for respect, inclusion and equal opportunities among people irrespective of their skin colour.

Club coaches, staffs and referees are expected to join the initiative expected to begin next week when the league resumes following the coronavirus break.

Colin Kaepernick, an NFL quarterback was the first sports personality to popularize the one knee which has spread across the world.

Protest is still being experienced in various countries following the death of African American George Floyd in the hands of Minnesota Police men.

Several statues are being brought down ending an era of slavery and racism as politicians in America openly disagree with President Donald Trump.

The Bundesliga has also paid it share of support as players including Jadon Sancho taking a knee during the match.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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