Sean Dyche has condemned the ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ banner flown over Etihad Stadium and says it doesn’t represent Burnley as a club.
Sean Dyche is not pleased at the Burnley fans who staged a ‘White Lives Matter’ stunt and maintains that it doesn’t speak for the club.
The Clarets have promised to do their best as they have already identified some of those involved in the act.
Sean Dyche reveals a number of his players wanted to speak out on the act but he decided himself and captain Ben Mee would address the issue after their defeat to Manchester City.
In a time where he believes people should be educated, the Burnley manager has frowned against the ‘disrespectful’ acts and says they don’t represent the club as a whole.
“In the last five years what we’ve achieved in the community has been nothing short of fantastic. We don’t want that to be undermined by a few making a statement which is unacceptable to all,” Dyche said via the Daily Mail.
“It’s a small amount of people involved [in the plane stunt] and I don’t think that should give a view of the town or the players. It’s harsh on the town.”
“We will continue the good work we do. It will probably enhance that actually.”
Dyche will be hoping his Burnley side can put all of the controversy behind them and make a reaction when they face Watford on Thursday.