Gary Neville has targeted the Premier League after Liverpool and other top-flight clubs were banned from wearing their kits on Boxing Day.
Liverpool prepares to face Leeds United in Enfield On December 26, the Homeless Shelter charity was hoping to get clubs’ support for the #NoHomeKit initiative on the same day.
Shelter tweeted on Tuesday that he is launching the campaign, which urges clubs and fans to “give up their home colors for their outerwear or third, and show support for people who don’t have a safe home.”
And while the Football League has confirmed that it will accept clubs wearing kits on the same day if they submit an official request, Premier League They will not allow their clubs to do the same.
This is because the board says it will break its rules around groups and require local teams to wear home ribbons as a first priority.
A Premier League spokesperson said: “The Premier League receives a large number of requests from charities every season, but we cannot support everyone centrally.”
“Clubs have the right to support charitable causes, and we encourage clubs to do so, provided they adhere to the rules of the Premier League.”
Osama Bhuta, campaigns manager at the shelter, said the charity wants to raise awareness of homelessness through the campaign.
“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,” she said.
“Everyone participating in #NoHomeKit can do something special by bringing the entire football community together to fight the residential emergency.”
Neville has targeted the decision by Premier League It is believed that Boris Johnson’s turn could be on the way if clubs in the first division press hard enough against the call.
He wrote on Twitter: “Imagine your rejection of the fundraising and homelessness awareness request. Like Johnson, he’ll turn upside down if the clubs push too hard!”