AN ex Premier League Southampton steward has been banned from the club for life after ranting: “We whites ARE the superior race.”
Beryl Saunders posted the vile racist remarks on Facebook in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Beryl Saunders has been banned from Southampton FC for life[/caption]
The former Saints employee has since been barred by the club after refusing to apologise for her comments.
The 67-year-old also stated she wouldn’t take racial awareness training, before officials banned her for life.
The Mirror reports the former nurse left club officials “stunned” when they made the offer to stay a member after training.
She made the offensive remarks after Burnley fan Jake Hepple paid a pilot to fly a “White Lives Matter Burnley” banner over the grounds.
The pensioner called for a statue of him to be erected underneath a picture of Mr Hepple posing with far-right activist Tommy Robinson.
She wrote: “Lets put up a statue. Don’t apologise for being white.
“We whites ARE the Superior Race.”
At her home in the city, the former steward until 1997 reportedly said it was offensive players had taken the knee in support of BLM “on my beloved, hallowed turf”.
She also claimed slavery provided “jobs and a roof over their heads”.
Southampton FC confirmed the former season ticket holder had been issued with a ban, with a spokesman adding: “We work tirelessly to eradicate any form of discriminatory behaviour.”
A club source said: “We wanted to try and find a way to educate her.
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“But what followed was shocking. She told us that she did not want to return to the club, which is fine.”
Black Lives Matter regularly campaigns against institutional racism and violence towards black people, and speaks out against police brutality and racial inequality.
George Floyd’s death sparked more widespread protests after a video went viral on May 25, 2020, showing police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck and back for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for his life.
Jake Hepple with Tommy Robinson[/caption]
He paid a pilot to fly a ‘white lives matter Burnley’ banner[/caption]