Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 24 June 2020

Police say NO crime was committed when Burnley fan flew ‘White Lives Matter’ banner over match at Manchester City – but club vows to ‘root out these racists’ and hand lifetime bans to those involved

Police investigating a Burnley football fan who chartered a plane and flew a ‘White Lives Matter’ banner above the Etihad stadium say no crime was committed. 

Jake Hepple, from Colne, near Burnley, claimed responsibility for last night’s pre-match stunt and wrote on Facebook: ‘I’d like to take this time to apologise… to absolutely f***ing nobody!’

The Suicide Squad, a group of far-right Burnley fans, are believed to have crowdfunded the flight and its message ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’, which flew over the stadium just after Manchester City and Burnley FC players had taken the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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