For the last three weeks, England’s Premier League Football has pandered hard for the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the George Floyd killing in the United States.
Since returning from its coronavirus suspension, All Premier League games have seen teams kneel before the games in solidarity with BLM. They have even had all of their players wear jerseys with Black Lives Matter pastured in the back along with BLM patches on the sleeves.
Well now, the Premier is backing off of its support of the organization after the UK branch of Black Lives Matter made comments denouncing Capitalism, denouncing the UK police, and calling for the end of Israel.
According to Breitbart, The Premier League, the top tier of English football league system, made the announcement on Tuesday, after Black Lives Matter UK, posted from its official Twitter account messages about “abolishing” the police, anti-capitalist remarks, and ‘FREE PALESTINE’ posts employing the antisemitic dog whistle that Israel was ‘gagging’ the “right to critique Zionism and Israel’s settler-colonial pursuits” in British politics.
The Premier League said in a statement:
“While it backs eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists and that all in the profession recognize the importance of the message that black lives matter, We do not endorse any political organization or movement, nor support any group that calls for violence or condones illegal activity.”
“We are aware of the risk posed by groups that seek to hijack popular causes and campaigns to promote their own political views.
“These actions are entirely unwelcome and are rejected by the Premier League and all other professional football bodies, and they underline the importance of our sport coming together to declare a very clear position against prejudice. We want our message to be a positive one that recognises football has the power to bring people together.”
The anti-Israel and anti-capitalism stance of Black Lives Matter has created a backlash within the league from certain players.
Former football players turned sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Patrice Evra were seen without their Black Lives Matter badges when covering the Manchester United versus Brighton match on Tuesday following the recent anti-Israel tweets.
Another pundit, Matt Le Tissier, claimed he only wore the badge because he was asked to by the bosses at Sky Sports. Le Tissier added that he “could not support” BLM’s calls to tear down capitalism or defund police, condemning them as a “far-left ideology”.
On Monday, former professional footballer Karl Henry slammed BLMUK as “just a front for a self-serving far-left political organisation” which he called “divisive”.
It looks like the higher-ups in Britain are finally taking a standing against the Marxist propaganda of the Black Lives Matter movement. No word yet on when leaders in the United States will do the same.