Premier League distances itself from political activism of Black Lives Matter UK

British Premier League players are reported to be "concerned about being associated with the political activism of Black Lives Matter UK", with a number of club captains considering a statement "on the movement which the Premier League has distanced itself from".

SkySports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Patrice Evra have already ditched their Black Lives Matter badges.

The change of heart comes after Black Lives Matter UK posted a string of tweets at the weekend attacking Israel, and saying that "mainstream British politics is gagged of the right to critique Zionism".

Former Southampton and England footballer Matt Le Tissier, now a Sky Sports commentator, has claimed he only wore a badge under pressure from the broadcaster, and said that he could not support the cause's anti-police and anti-capitalist aims.

As the true Marxist Neo-revolutionary face of the movement comes into focus, Black Lives Matter UK has began to show its support for Palestine, a traditional rallying point for the far-left.

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This support is generally perceived by the mainstream as being less motivated by concerns for the Palestinian people than it is about anti-Semitism.

The Premier League attracted criticism from British veterans over its decision to carry the Black Lives Matters slogan on players' shirts, having previously refused to allow the poppy to be worn on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, saying it would not allow political statements.

British servicemen and women have been banned from "taking the knee" because the act has become too "political".

The Ministry of Defence have told uniformed forces personnel that they should not perform the symbolic gesture which is used to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

EUToday will be publishing on the extremist links of Black Lives Matters on Saturday.

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