Dele Alli posts powerful Black Lives Matter image on Premier League return

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Dele Alli has taken to social media after the 2-0 win over West Ham on Friday to post an image showing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Protests against racial injustice have erupted in many different parts of the world following the death of George Floyd in the United States last month.

Premier League footballers have demonstrated their support for the movement by replacing the names on the backs of their shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ for their first matches back.

All players have also taken the knee at the start of each game since the resumption of the league to send a powerful message to the millions of viewers watching from around the world.

Alli, who served his one-match suspension against Manchester United on Friday, was back in the team for the derby against West Ham.

The Spurs midfielder put in a decent shift before being taken off for Lamela in the second half as Jose Mourinho looked to bring on fresh legs towards the end of the game.

After the game, the 24-year-old took to Instagram to post an image of him taking a knee in support of the BLM movement:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CByzTqGHoZU/

Spurs Web Opinion

One cannot underestimate how powerful the gesture by Premier League footballers before every game really is. These footballers are idolised by millions across the world and there is no doubt that their support for the BLM movement will have an impact in helping raise awareness about racial injustice.

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