Burnley knew about the ‘White Lives Matter’ fly-by stunt before Man City game & plane company defends actions

‘White Lives Matter’ fly-by stunt during Man City vs Burnley

One of the big talking points during the Man City match against Burnley on Monday night was the appearance of a fly-by plane over the Etihad stadium at kick-off.

A plane flew over Man City’s ground with the banner ‘White Lives Matters, Burnley’ trailing from the tail.

The plane buzzed around the stadium for several minutes, while several Burnley players were filmed shaking their heads in disapproval.


Burnley knew about the ‘White Lives Matter’ fly-by stunt before the Man City game

After the match, Burnley captain Ben Mee came out with a strong statement against the fly-by stunt.

In addition, the defender revealed that the club were aware of the banner before kick-off against Man City. Ben Mee said:

We literally heard as we were coming out.

We heard some whispers it was going to happen, the club tried to stop it but I’ve heard it’s a small number of people who’ve arranged this, hope it doesn’t happen again.

I’m ashamed, I’m embarrassed that a small number of our fans have decided to put that around the stadium. It completely missed the point, the group of lads in there are embarrassed to see that. It’s not what we’re about at all.

These people need to come into the 21st century and educate themselves, as a lot of us do. It’s very important to say it doesn’t represent Burnley fans as a whole.

 

Burnley condemn the banner

It’s clear that Burnley have reacted collectively and strongly against the ‘White Lives Matter’ banner.

Manager Sean Dyche commented after the game:

I heard a noise, I can only support the statement, unacceptable, but you can’t judge a whole club or town on that.

Burnley also issued a club statement denouncing the banner:

Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible. We wish to make it clear that those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor.

This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for and we will work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans.

 

Plane company defends actions

When it comes to the plane company who were paid to perform the stunt, the BBC’s Alistair Magowan has confirmed that they have no guilt over their part in the incident.

The company, who are based in Blackpool, told the BBC:

If an ad is legal and no course language is used then we don’t take sides.

They also claimed that the local police services were fully aware of the stunt before it happened too.

 

Also see: Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion live streaming & betting tips.

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United live streaming & betting tips.


This article was edited by Ben Green.

Burnley betting odds, next game:

Liverpool vs Burnley odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Liverpool vs Burnley Full time result
Liverpool
2/9
Draw
11/2
Burnley
11/1
Liverpool vs Burnley Result/Both teams score
 YesNo
Liverpool7/420/21
Burnley20/120/1
Draw15/218/1
Liverpool vs Burnley Correct Score
Liverpool
Burnley
Liverpool vs Burnley Goalscorers
 FirstLastAnytime
Mohamed Salah8/58/58/13
Sadio Mane2/12/14/5
Divock Origi11/511/510/11
Roberto Firmino13/513/511/10
Curtis Jones3/13/15/4

Burnley's latest videos

CLARETS SINK WEST HAM | REPLAY REMIX | West Ham v Burnley 2019/20
CLARETS SINK WEST HAM | REPLAY REMIX | West Ham v Burnley 2019/20
JAY ROD STRIKES | THE GOALS | West Ham v Burnley 2019/20
JAY ROD STRIKES | THE GOALS | West Ham v Burnley 2019/20
STAT MAN CAMPBELL! | COMMS CAM | West Ham v Burnley 2019/20
STAT MAN CAMPBELL! | COMMS CAM | West Ham v Burnley 2019/20
DYCHE LOOKS TO HAMMERS | THE PRESS | Sean Dyche West Ham Preview
DYCHE LOOKS TO HAMMERS | THE PRESS | Sean Dyche West Ham Preview
Premier League table
#TeamMPDP
1Liverpool FC344992
2Manchester City345269
3Chelsea FC341760
4Leicester City343259
5Manchester United332355
6Wolverhampton Wanderers34852
7Sheffield United34251
8Arsenal FC34850
9Burnley FC34-849
10Tottenham Hotspur33848
11Everton FC33-844
12Southampton FC33-1343
13Newcastle United34-1543
14Crystal Palace34-1342
15Brighton & Hove Albion34-1136
16West Ham United34-1931
17Watford FC34-2231
18Aston Villa33-2627
19AFC Bournemouth33-2727
20Norwich City34-3721
Premier League 19/20
Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
PlayerTeamGoals
Vardy, JamieLeicester City22
Aubameyang, Pierre-EmerickArsenal FC20
Salah, MohamedLiverpool FC19
Ings, DannySouthampton FC19
Mane, SadioLiverpool FC16
Aguero, SergioManchester City16
Jimenez, RaulWolverhampton Wanderers15
Rashford, MarcusManchester United15
Martial, AnthonyManchester United15
Abraham, TammyChelsea FC14
Sterling, RaheemManchester City14
Kane, HarryTottenham Hotspur13
Calvert-Lewin, DominicEverton FC13
RicharlisonEverton FC12
De Bruyne, KevinManchester City11
Jesus, GabrielManchester City11
Pukki, TeemuNorwich City11
Wood, ChrisBurnley FC11
Mahrez, RiyadManchester City10
Son, Heung MinTottenham Hotspur9