On Tuesday night, the Premier League was under increasing pressure to make a U-turn and allow their clubs to modify their uniforms to help a homeless charity.
Shelter wants teams playing at home on December 26 and 27 to wear their away uniforms to raise awareness and donations, according to MailOnline. Some clubs approached the top flight to beg permission to do so, only to be disappointed when their pleas were turned down.
The Premier League stated that it would be a violation of their rules and that a rule change would be required. There was widespread outrage and Gary Neville, the former Manchester United defender, was among many who hit out.
‘Imagine refusing a request to raise money and awareness for homelessness,’ he tweeted. ‘A Johnson-like U-turn on its way if the clubs push hard!’
A number of top-flight clubs have established food banks to assist those in need. Newcastle United’s Stuart Latimer encouraged the Premier League to reconsider their position. He answered, ‘It would be a simple gesture.’
Source: Daily Mail