Premier League clubs refused permission to wear away kits on Boxing Day for homeless charity | Football News

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The Premier League has refused clubs permission to wear their away kits at home matches on Boxing Day in a bid to raise funds for homeless charity Shelter.

Shelter are understood to have sent a detailed presentation to the nine Premier League clubs playing at home on December 26 about the issue of homelessness and how they could help.

Unused home shirts were to be signed by players and then auctioned off.

A Premier League spokesperson said: “The Premier League receives a large number of requests from charities every season however we aren’t able to support all centrally.

“Clubs are entitled to support charitable causes, and we encourage clubs to do so, provided it is in compliance with Premier League rules.”

Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and West Ham are among the teams playing at home on Boxing Day.

Sky Sports News understands that the EFL, however, has no problem with clubs getting involved in the campaign.

Osama Bhutta, director of campaigns at Shelter, said: “We believe ‘home’ means everything. We want to use the positive power of football this Christmas, and our shared connection to ‘home’, to raise awareness of homelessness and what we can all do to fight it.

“Since the start of the pandemic more than 180,000 households have lost their homes and been made homeless – many of them are families with children hidden away in grim temporary hostels. That’s why we have been speaking to people across the football community to launch #NoHomeKit.

“No Home Kit is a simple Boxing Day campaign where clubs and fans swap their home colours for their away or third kit. This will powerfully show their support for all those without a safe home today.

“We want as many teams, players and fans as possible to join #NoHomeKit and work with us to help those experiencing the harsh realities of homelessness this winter.

“Everyone involved in #NoHomeKit can do something special by bringing the entire football community together to fight the housing emergency.”



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