Harry Maguire wearing 'Black Lives Matter' edition of the Manchester United shirt

Reds donate shirt-printing proceeds to Kick It Out

Thursday 18 June 2020 17:00

Manchester United has announced that the club will donate all the shirt-printing proceeds, if fans choose to have ‘Black Lives Matter’ on their United shirts, to anti-racism organisation Kick it Out.

The players will wear shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ printed on the back in place of their names for United’s first game of the restarted season at Tottenham Hotspur on Friday.

Fans who want the message printed on their own shirt via United Direct, or at the Old Trafford Megastore, will have their £10 payments donated to Kick It Out.

The special 'Black Lives Matter' shirts on display in the reopened Megastore at Old Trafford.
Richard Arnold, Manchester United managing director, commented: “Manchester United has a long-standing commitment against racism and discrimination, both through our own campaigns and through support of external organisations working in this area. We wanted to take this from being a valuable message of support to real tangible help for the essential work that Kick It Out do in this area.”

Sanjay Bhandari, Chair of Kick it Out, said: “We are incredibly grateful for this support from Manchester United. There remains much to be done to combat discrimination and promote inclusion in football but we know that with the help of United and others, we can make progress.”

The 'Black Lives Matter' shirts are now available to order online from United Direct.