Le Tissier may stop wear­ing BLM badge

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport - By Ben Rumsby

Matt Le Tissier is “re­view­ing” whether to wear a Black Lives Mat­ter badge on Sky Sports over the move­ment’s pol­icy of “de­fund­ing the po­lice and end­ing cap­i­tal­ism”.

The Southamp­ton icon, who has donned the badge on Sky’s Soc­cer

Satur­day pro­gramme, said he had spo­ken to his boss about not want­ing to pro­mote a “far left ide­ol­ogy”.

Black Lives Mat­ter’s adop­tion of the slo­gan “de­fund the po­lice” – which it stresses is about re­al­lo­cat­ing money to­ward non-polic­ing forms of pub­lic safety – has caused con­tro­versy. Re­spond­ing to a mes­sage on Twit­ter which read: “If you are cen­tral why wear a badge pro­mot­ing a far left ide­ol­ogy?” Le Tissier wrote: “That’s a good point and one which I’ve made to my boss.”

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