Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is donating his Black Lives Matter football shirt to the Museum of London to “inspire young people for the future”.
The 31-year-old bagsman will hand over his jersey – adorned with the BLM emblem – as part of the museum’s new collection, titled The Collecting Covid Project – which will exhibit how the coronavirus pandemic changed lives.
💬 "I am proud to be the latest black player to captain Arsenal."
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The exhibition project will also document the Black Lives Matter protests which took place earlier this year, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the US.
Aubameyang said: “I am proud to be the latest black player to captain Arsenal and it’s an honour to have the opportunity to donate my Black Lives Matter shirt to the Museum of London’s Collecting Covid project. I hope this will be remembered as the moment that football stood against all forms of racism and that it will inspire young people for the future.”