Saturday 13 Jun
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We Stand Together: West Ham United and Crystal Palace make a stand against racism ahead of their friendly at London Stadium

We Stand Together. West Ham United and Crystal Palace make a stand against racism ahead of their friendly at London Stadium
We Stand Together. West Ham United and Crystal Palace make a stand against racism ahead of their friendly at London Stadium
West Ham players wore shirts with the 'WE STAND TOGETHER' message during their warm-up
West Ham players wore shirts with the 'WE STAND TOGETHER' message during their warm-up
Manager David Moyes also donned a 'WE STAND TOGETHER' t-shirt
Manager David Moyes also donned a 'WE STAND TOGETHER' t-shirt
Felipe Anderson takes on the Crystal Palace defence at London Stadium
Felipe Anderson takes on the Crystal Palace defence at London Stadium
Ryan Fredericks delivers a cross from the right before Wilfried Zaha can close him down
Ryan Fredericks delivers a cross from the right before Wilfried Zaha can close him down
Tomas Soucek battles for a high ball in midfield
Tomas Soucek battles for a high ball in midfield
Manuel Lanzini keeps tabs on former West Ham teammate Cheikhou Kouyate
Manuel Lanzini keeps tabs on former West Ham teammate Cheikhou Kouyate
Jack Wilshere holds off Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew
Jack Wilshere holds off Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew
Pablo Fornals gets away from Eagles winger Andros Townsend
Pablo Fornals gets away from Eagles winger Andros Townsend
Ben Johnson delivers a cross into Vicente Guaita's penalty area
Ben Johnson delivers a cross into Vicente Guaita's penalty area
Sebastien Haller was looking sharp on a hot afternoon in east London
Sebastien Haller was looking sharp on a hot afternoon in east London
Jarrod Bowen uses his pace to get away from his man
Jarrod Bowen uses his pace to get away from his man
We Stand Together. West Ham United and Crystal Palace make a stand against racism ahead of their friendly at London Stadium 1
West Ham players wore shirts with the 'WE STAND TOGETHER' message during their warm-up 2
Manager David Moyes also donned a 'WE STAND TOGETHER' t-shirt 3
Felipe Anderson takes on the Crystal Palace defence at London Stadium 4
Ryan Fredericks delivers a cross from the right before Wilfried Zaha can close him down 5
Tomas Soucek battles for a high ball in midfield 6
Manuel Lanzini keeps tabs on former West Ham teammate Cheikhou Kouyate 7
Jack Wilshere holds off Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew 8
Pablo Fornals gets away from Eagles winger Andros Townsend 9
Ben Johnson delivers a cross into Vicente Guaita's penalty area 10
Sebastien Haller was looking sharp on a hot afternoon in east London 11
Jarrod Bowen uses his pace to get away from his man 12

 

West Ham United and Crystal Palace players and staff stood together against racial prejudice ahead of Saturday's practice match at London Stadium.

The Hammers and the Eagles both wore t-shirts with the message 'WE STAND TOGETHER' in the warm-up before playing three 30-minute thirds on a warm and sunny afternoon in east London.

On Friday, players from all 20 Premier League clubs issued the following statement: 

‘We, the Players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for All, regardless of their colour or creed. This symbol is a sign of unity from all Players, all Staff, all Clubs, all Match Officials and the Premier League #blacklivesmatter #playerstogether.'

At their request, players' names will be replaced by Black Lives Matter on the back of their shirts for the first 12 matches of the restarted 2019/20 season, including West Ham's home fixture with Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on Saturday 20 June.

A Black Lives Matter logo will also feature on shirts for the remainder of the season, along with a badge thanking the NHS for their work during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers fixture will be broadcast live in the UK by Sky Sports, with kick-off at 5.30pm.

 

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