Premier League reject proposal for clubs to wear away kits on Boxing Day for homeless charity 9 months ago

Premier League reject proposal for clubs to wear away kits on Boxing Day for homeless charity

The Premier League have opted to block the proposal

The Premier League has reportedly turned down a proposal from homeless charity Shelter which would have seen clubs play home fixtures in their away kits on Boxing Day.

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As reported by Sportsmail, Shelter had approached some of the clubs hosting Premier League fixtures on December 26 with the idea, designed to raise money and awareness for the charity. If approved, home clubs would switch to their away colours for the day, with the visiting teams either wearing their home strips or a non-clashing away or third kit.

Several clubs - including Brighton and Wolves - were supportive of the proposal. However, having sought the permission of the top flight, they were surprised to be told that permission would not be granted. Tottenham, the report says, have queried the decision to block the move.

Eager to highlight the country's housing emergency, Shelter approached clubs with a detailed presentation explaining their plans, which they saw as a simple show of solidarity with the tens of thousands currently registered as homeless.

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The charity had also planned for players to sign the home shirts they would have worn so that they could be auctioned and supporters would also have been encouraged to attend the games in their away colours.

Shelter have also approached the EFL with their plans, where there is said to be no opposition.

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