Jake Hepple, Burnley fan, fired for involvement in 'White Lives Matter' banner

Jake Hepple, Burnley fan, fired for involvement in 'White Lives Matter' banner

- Jake Hepple has been fired from his work for his part in a 'White Lives Matter' banner

- The banner was shown on air when Manchester City played Burnley

- Burnley is also preparing to hand Jake a life ban from entering their stadium

A Burnley fan known as Jake Hepple has suffered serious consequences for his gaffe by being sacked from his place of work because of his involvement in a 'White Lives Matter' banner.

The banner was flown over the Etihad stadium on Monday, June 22, which was an indication of racism and this act made many football fans livid.

Since football resumed in England and other parts of the world, players, staff and coaching crew have been wearing shirts with 'Black Lives Matter' on it.

They have also been taking the knee in order to show their support for the anti-racism crusade which has been going on since the tragic death of George Floyd.

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The banner made people livid and the Burnley fan Jake was said to be the architect behind this heartbreaking act.

Burnley is planning to hand him a life ban from entering their stadium or watching any of their games live.

Paradigm Precision where he worked announced that he is no longer their employee following what happened.

"We have concluded that there has been a break of the company's various policies and procedures. The individual no longer works for the company,'' Paradigm explained.
Jake Hepple, a Burnley fan, was fired for involvement in a 'White Lives Matter' banner

Jake Hepple, a Burnley fan, was fired for involvement in a 'White Lives Matter' banner. Photo Credit: Getty
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City and Burnley players were stunned on Monday night, June 22, during their Premier League clash at the Etihad as a plane with an ‘All White Lives Matter’ message flew past the stadium.

Upon the restart of the Premier League, all players and staff of both teams went on one knee and it was also observed during the game with referee Andre Marriner sounding the whistle.

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City defeated Burnley 5-0 and Pep Guardiola's men are now on 63 points from 30 games, thereby reducing Liverpool's lead to 20 points - although the Reds are still unassailable with just 8 games left to play.

But before the clash, players of both teams went down on one knee and the 'Black Lives Matter' was once again on the back of the shirts of those playing, however, a plane flew around the stadium before halftime carrying the message 'All White Lives Matter Burnley.'

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