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Villa, Sheffield United Players And Officials Take Knee In Support Of BLM

Villa, Sheffield United Players And Officials Take Knee In Support Of BLM

The first Premier League game in over three months began with a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

After referee Michael Oliver blew his whistle to start Aston Villa vs Sheffield United, players from both sides took a knee as did substitutes and backroom staff members.

Referee Oliver also took a knee, as did his assistants.

Premier League players will wear 'Black Lives Matter' on their jerseys in place of their names for the opening 12 games of the restarted season.

Black Lives Matter protests have been held around the world since George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota last month.

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Wednesday evening's game is being played in front of a virtually empty Villa Park amid social distancing rules to continue preventing the spread of Covid-19.

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