Jamie Redknapp and Patrice Evra ditch Black Lives Matter badges on Sky Sports after movement’s controversial s
JAMIE Redknapp and Patrice Evra ditched the Black Lives Matter badges on Sky Sports last night after the movement's controversial statements criticising Israel.
The pair, along with host Kelly Cates and commentator Gary Neville, were not wearing the badges during the coverage of Brighton vs Manchester United.
Since the Premier League returned after lockdown on June 17, players have knelt before kickoff and had 'Black Lives Matter' patches on their sleeves.
It now appears the badges have been dropped by Sky Sports pundits after a series of tweets by the UK branch of Black Lives Matter - which criticised Israel and called on the government to "defund the police".
Matt Le Tissier, meanwhile, will keep wearing a Black Lives Matter badge on TV after criticising the movement's "far-left" calls to defund the police.
He had questioned if he should sport the item as he doesn't support the group's anti-capitalist views, but decided to keep the pin on to fight racism.
The 51-year-old pundit told the MailOnline: "I just don't agree with some of the points of that movement - specifically the defunding of the police and the anti capitalist points are things I do not agree with.
"They are the two main points for me. I am quite happy for them to have their point of view, but that is mine and that is where I sit.
"I think a lot of people in the country would agree with me.
"I will still wear the badge because I do of course believe ...
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