Sean Dyche: Offensive plane message “unacceptable”

Sean Dyche added his voice to the chorus of disapproval over the banner flying overhead as the Clarets kicked off at Manchester City.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 12:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 12:34 am
Sean Dyche and his staff take a knee at kick-off

A plane with the message ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ flew over the Etihad Stadium, as both sets of players took a knee to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The stunt drew universal condemnation, with Burnley skipper Ben Mee visibly upset after the game.

And Dyche called it “unacceptable”.

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He said: “I didn't realise what had gone at the beginning, but it was when I got in the dressing room afterwards that the lads mentioned it and were on their phones with what had gone on.

"I heard a noise buzzing around but didn't know what it was about.

”The club has sent a statement out and I can only support that statement, it is unacceptable.

”I don't think you can judge the club or the whole town on that, but it is unacceptable.

”As a club we can only apologise. I don't know what we could have done about it, I have only just learned about it, but obviously it was unacceptable."