A joint statement has been issued on the Premier League website to reiterate that players, clubs, The FA, EFL, PFA, LMA, PGMOL and all those who have come together in recent weeks reject racism and show support for the message that black lives matter. These three words have become an expression of unity for people from all communities who believe it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to anyone else.
The statement reiterates that ther message is a positive one that recognises football has the power to bring people together. See it in full here.
This follows the announcement of a BAME coaching placement scheme. Brentford FC have already contacted the relevant authorities to take part in this scheme. Our players reiterated their support for racial equality at the game against West Bromwich Albion last week.
The demonstration from the players came hours after a statement was released further outlining our position on Bees Together. That can be seen here. The Club has also released a new video reiterating our stand against racism and discrimination. Under the #BeeTogether banner, the video features Brentford players, fans and staff, and stresses the importance the Club places on togetherness and unity. See it here.