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Burnley Captain Ben Mee Gives Brilliant Interview Condemning 'All White Lives Matter' Banner

Burnley Captain Ben Mee Gives Brilliant Interview Condemning 'All White Lives Matter' Banner

Burnley captain Ben Mee gave a fantastic interview condemning the 'All White Lives Matter Burnley' that was flown over the Etihad Stadium during Manchester City's 5-0 win on. Monday night.

As we have seen in the games played in the restart, all the players and staff involved in the game took a knee upon referee Andre Marriner blowing his whistle, while 'Black Lives Matter' was once again on the back of the shirts of those playing.

But then the banner trailing a plane was flown over the ground, completely going against the movement and push for equality.

Burnley quickly put out a strong statement condemning the actions and promising lifetime bans for those involved and Mee immediately addressed the banner in brilliant fashion when he spoke from the heart in an post-match interview with Sky Sports.

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"I'm ashamed and embarrassed that a small number of our fans have decided to fly that around the stadium," Mee told Patrick Davison of Sky Sports.

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"They have completed the point. There's a group of lads in there that is embarrassed to see that, they've missed the point of the whole thing we are trying to achieve and these people need to come into the 21st century and educate themselves.

"It does not represent what the club is about, what the players are about and what the a majority of the fans are about, that's for sure. It's a small minority of people and I'm really upset that happened."

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The former City academy player says the club made efforts to stop the stunt from happening and again reiterated his disgust.

He added: Literally as we were coming out, we heard some whispers that it might happen, the club were trying to stop it. I hope it doesn't happen again. We are ashamed and upset."

Clarets boss Sean Dyche branded the banner "unacceptable" and added the club "can only apologise".

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Etihad Stadium, Football, Burnley

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