Football club heads demand urgency in tackling racial injustice

30 July 2020

Black Lives Matter
Photo: PA Images Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during the Premier League match against Leicester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Now a number of Chief Executives and club owners call for more BAME representation off the pitch.

Chief Executives and club owners backing for Black Lives Matter.

Cardiff chairman demands Rooney Rule for UK football.

Call for more BAME representation off the pitch.

Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Football club leaders are backing urgent demands to address racial injustice raised by the Black Lives Matters (BLM) movement.

Their comments come as Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has called for more diversity on the FA board, which has on it representatives from the Premier League and English Football League.

Despite a backlash in some quarters to a global surge in support for BLM following the death of American George Floyd in May, Derby County owner Mel Morris said he supported the movement’s catalyst for change in football.

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