Tottenham are among those who are putting pressure on the Premier League to reverse their decision not to permit clubs to wear their away kits at home to raise funds for charity, The Daily Mail have revealed.
Shelter, a charity that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing in the UK, want teams playing at home on December 26 and 27 to play in their away kits to raise awareness and funds.
Some clubs reached out to the Premier League to ask for permission to do that but, to their surprise, their request was rejected.
The Premier League allegedly informed the clubs that wearing away kits at home would represent a breach of their regulations and would require a rule change.
Talks are thought to be ongoing but it is explained that there is little indication so far that the Premier League will change their stance.
The Mail have revealed that some clubs are considering defying the ruling. Tottenham are now said to be querying whether the top flight are within their rights to block the move.
Gary Neville is among those who have criticised the Premier League’s decision and called for a U-turn.
Imagine refusing a request to raise money and awareness for homelessness . A Johnson like u-turn on its way if the clubs push hard ! https://t.co/afQIRL3ROw
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) November 9, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
This is certainly not a good look for the Premier League, especially given that clubs want to do this to support a charitable cause. I would expect them to tweak the regulation over the next few days or weeks to allow clubs to wear their away kits at home on boxing day.
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