As American sports teams embrace the Marxism uber alles cause underlying the "Black Lives Matter" mantra spewed by every virtue-signaling celebrity and white liberal in the hopes of reaching further acceptance into whichever tribe of social media narcissists are 'trending' this week, the English Premier League has dared to drop its support for BLM (with capital letters).
As The Guardian reports, Premier League footballers are to continue their support for anti-racism on the pitch but will no longer be associated with Black Lives Matter.
Policies supported by the organisation of the same name, including the defunding of police forces, subsequently proved uncomfortable for the league. The chief executive, Richard Masters, was forced to justify the endorsement in front of a DCMS select committee and told MPs:
"We're drawing a clear distinction between a moral cause and a political movement."
Former Stoke City player Karl Henry distanced himself from the movement after the league restarted in June, tweeting:
"I think the majority of the UK have now had enough of that organisation.
"A new inclusive and politically-neutral anti-racism movement to follow and get behind is much needed. Black people's lives matter!"
I think the majority of the UK have now had enough of that organisation.— Karl Henry (@karlhenry08) June 29, 2020
A new inclusive and politically-neutral anti-racism movement to follow and get behind is much needed.
Black people's lives matter! ?????
The divisive #BlackLivesMatter organisation, however, DOES NOT! https://t.co/ekdjfvw5Dx