Coronavirus: Norwich player one of two positive tests in Premier League

Coronavirus: Norwich player one of two positive tests in Premier League

Players and club staff are being tested twice a week across the league, which ends its pandemic-enforced 100-day shutdown on Wednesday in empty stadiums.

Many football players have been showing their support for the BLM movement in recent weeks, as protests have swept around the globe following the death of George Floyd in the us, an unarmed black man killed by a police officer kneeling on his neck.

Any player who wishes to take a knee before or during matches - which has come to be recognised as a symbolic act in opposing racism in the last couple of years - will be supported by the league.

This will be done for 12 games as the English soccer league resumes its games as of June 17.

They said in a statement: "We continue to operate within the strict guidelines outlined by the Premier League to ensure we avoid any risk of infection spreading should anyone else test positive, including practising social distancing so no "close contacts" are created, which has been defined by Government as being within two metres of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more".

Floyd died after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while detaining him on May 25.

The Premier League also said that they would support any players who want to "take the knee" before or during matches.

The league declared its unity with the players in conjunction with a statement from players on all 20 clubs on Friday.

The Premier League said it would support players taking a knee, and the BLM on shirts initiative.

"Players from across the three divisions will wear shirts featuring an "NHS Rainbow - Thank You" emblem and a period of applause will take place prior to all matches from 18-21 June, as clubs and players collectively display their gratitude for those working on the front line".

The Canaries sit six points adrift of safety now with just nine matches of the season remaining.

Sky News will broadcast a global debate show on Tuesday night at 8pm - looking at the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter protests, and examining institutional racism and how we fix it.