Three other Minneapolis police officers have been charged with aiding and abetting murder for their role in Floyd's death. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. LONDON (AP) — Premier League jerseys will no longer feature a Black Lives Matter badge, which has been replaced by the competition's own No Room For Racism campaign branding. "Eintracht Frankfurt's history is shaped by open-mindedness and international understanding," the club wrote. All Rights Reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, wore warmup shirts and armbands with "Black Lives Matter", Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg kneeled in unison, Weston McKinnie was the first to honor Floyd's memory by donning an armband, placed his knee on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes. The team's regular shirt sponsor had the hashtag #blacklivesmatter emblazoned across the front, whilst Bayern players once again wore t-shirts supporting the cause during the warmup. It beat Bayern in the 2018 final for its fifth title all-time but first in 30 years. Other players like Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram and Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi paid tribute as well, with the Bundesliga following FIFA's recommendation not to discipline the players for on-field statements that could be perceived to be political. On the morning of June 17th, Arsenal’s Twitter account lit up with activity after the club revealed the first glimpse of the Black Lives Matter shirt to be used against Manchester City. Players wore a shirt referencing the Black Lives Matter campaign. The league said it would continue backing players taking a knee before kickoff. “Discrimination in any form, anywhere, is wholly unacceptable and No Room For Racism makes our zero-tolerance stance clear. Eintracht Frankfurt donned jerseys bearing the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on Wednesday when facing Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal semifinal. "We have continued to talk and listen to players on this issue and will support them as well as continuing to emphasize the Premier League’s position against racism. LONDON (AP) — Premier League jerseys will no longer feature a Black Lives Matter badge, which has been replaced by the competition's own No Room For … We will not stand still on this important issue and we will continue to work with our clubs, players and partners to address all prejudiced behavior.”. The change was announced after a league call with club captains on Thursday, two days before the start of the season. A number of other sporting figures across the world have stood in solidarity with those protesting racial injustice. "These attributes are strongly anchored in the Eintracht DNA. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. This symbol is a sign of unity from all players, all staff, all clubs, all match officials and the Premier League," the players said in a statement. Eintracht Frankfurt donned jerseys bearing the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on Wednesday when facing Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal semifinal. More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports. These attributes are firmly anchored in the Eintracht DNA," said Frankfurt board member, "Racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and homophobia have no place within the Eintracht family and must have no place in a liberal society.". Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. ", Eintracht Frankfurt joins a long list of Bundesliga clubs and players protesting racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Werder Bremen in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals on March 4 to advance to the semis. 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Frankfurt's sporting director Fredi Bobic said the entire team wanted to show it was "together against all forms of racism" amid widespread protests around the world, sparked by the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 after officer Derek Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes. (CNN)German club Eintracht Frankfurt wore a specially designed kit in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in its German Cup semifinal defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.