3193539 Burnley banner: the people of the town react in a "racist stunt'
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The Banner appeared over the Etihad shortly after the kick-off
"you don't speak for me or the city. "That was the reaction of a Clarets fan, according to the "life of the White matter, Burnley " banner during Monday's game.
Prior to the kick-off, Burnley and City-players the knee as the Premier League had clubs showed their support for The Black Lives Matter movement.
But shortly thereafter, a plane, The Message appeared to be towing on the field of play, sparking widespread condemnation and a police investigation.
Burnley FC, said afterwards, it was "ashamed and embarrassed" - sentiments echoed when The Bbc spoke with locals and fans in the Lancashire town. "Sit No Place in our city," Natasha Watson-Beck
on a Park bench in the centre of the city, the sister, Natasha Watson, Beck said 22-year-old sick, it was a "ridiculous, racist and ashamed of the city".
"When I Heard That , I immediately thought it must be a Trick of the extreme right.
"something like That has No Place in our city. "
Burnley fan Mike Stephens , 54, called the episode "a scandal".
"I've heard That it's radical right-wing supporters who like to call themselves the Suicide Squad . But this is a throwback to the hooligans in The 70S - is belong, where you. "
mother-of-two-Charlotte Webb, 32, said That people "need to make up for those who are discriminated against on a daily basis".
she added: "it was just a stupid racist stunt. "'Not a racist club' John Dunphey
in the vicinity of Burnley 's Turf Moor ground, just outside the city centre, Clarets fan, John Dunphey, 68, shook his head when asked whether Monday's events.
"It was just a stupid thing to do," He Said .
"This is not a racist club but this kind of thing makes us look Bad . " Terry Park
grandfather, Terry Park , 76, lives in a street opposite the bottom it is labeled "to have a scandalous thing done".
"These people are moronic idiots, the city and The Club 's reputation through the gutter pulled," He Said .
Asad Rehman, an anti-racism activist and Burnley fan, said: "Each non-white person in Burnley , they tell their own history of racist violence.
"Make no mistake, your flag means what it says.
"The Club has come a long way since the' 80s, but more needs to be done. " Sohaib Khan
a Taxi Driver , Sohaib Khan, 36, said: "If I take tourists to one of The First things you say about Burnley , a lot of BNP and extreme right-wing Fans is That this place had.
"So this is not The Last thing we need, it is so That more and this kind of things is clouded view of the city. " "A bunch of idiots" Julian Jordan
Clarets season ticket holder Julian Jordan said, to spot those responsible "should not be allowed The Good name of our football club".
"A bunch of idiots, of a whip-round for a banner does not speak for me or the city," He Said .
Only a fan who refused his name, was wearing a Burnley FC shirt, said he got the feeling That The Banner was racist.
"There was a bit of a stupid thing to do, but I'm not sure it was racist," He Said . 'Angry, and the mayor of Wajid Khan
In a statement, Burnley Council, dismayed, said, he "stands against racism of any kind".
the mayor of Wajid Khan said: "We want to be Burnley and the football club to be known, for all The Right reasons, not so.
"We are proud of the fact That people from all walks of life to, to live with each other and go about their day-to-day, without any problem.
"We don't need senseless acts such as this and I'm sure That people in our communities is so upset and so shocked, as I Am . "
Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham said: "those responsible should be ashamed of themselves, to share their desire".
population development Charlie Briggs said he was disgusted"".
"As a life-long Clarets fan, I was angry and ashamed of What Happened ," he added.
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