The aircraft towing the pictured banner, G-ENEA (a Cessna 182P Skylane), is registered to Air-ads.com.
A plane is flying over the Etihad Stadium that says 'White lives matter – Burnley'. ??
Whoever organised that you’re disgusting, + companies (if it was) who printed sign, and charted the aircraft should be ashamed. In business it’s not always about the £. @BurnleyOfficial ? pic.twitter.com/GRmDqk7fJn
— Seb H (@sebh1981) June 22, 2020
Air Ads Limited are the responsible company. Based out of Blackpool airport. pic.twitter.com/U34ihHKIWn
— The BDC (@bdc_1234) June 22, 2020
Aircraft tracking technology allowed the aircraft and the owners of the aircraft to be established very quickly. Below is information on the registration of the aircraft from the CAA.
Air-ads.com desribe themselves as an aerial advertising and banner towing company who, “by using a custom made plane banner and / or lettering combinations, aim to help you reach your audience in a unique and cost-effective manner”.
In a statement released by the club, Burnley said:
“Burnley Football Club strongly condemns the actions of those responsible for the aircraft and offensive banner that flew over The Etihad Stadium on Monday evening. We wish to make it clear that those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor. This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for and we will work fully with the authorities to identify those responsible and issue lifetime bans. The club has a proud record of working with all genders, religions and faiths through its award-winning Community scheme, and stands against racism of any kind.
We are fully behind the Premier League’s Black Lives Matter initiative and, in line with all other Premier League games undertaken since Project Restart, our players and football staff willingly took the knee at kick-off at Manchester City. We apologise unreservedly to the Premier League, to Manchester City and to all those helping to promote Black Lives Matter.”
We have contacted the ad company for comment and will update this as and when they respond.
Their likes for the inevitable bullshit that comes after pic.twitter.com/uHQzCbpNcP
— bayernoatcake (@bayernoatcake2) June 22, 2020