Away kits at home on Boxing Day for homeless charity: Premier League blocks idea

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To raise awareness about homelessness, the Premier League has banned its clubs from wearing away kits at their homes on Boxing Day.

Shelter, a homeless charity, hoped to win the support of clubs in the #NoHomeKit initiative.

The Premier League, however, says that while the clubs supported the idea, it would violate its rules regarding kits.

Home teams must wear their home kits first according to the rules.

Premier League noted that clubs can change their sponsor once a season and replace it by a charitable message.

The Premier League receives many requests from charities each season. However, we are unable to support all centrally."

"Clubs have the right to support charitable causes and we encourage them to do so provided that it is in accordance with Premier League rules."

Shelter believes that the sight of fans and clubs wearing different kits at home games would send a strong message about homelessness awareness.

According to the organisation, 180,000 homes have been destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic. Through its dedicated helpline team, it has provided advice to 22644 households between 2020 and 2021.

BBC Sport has learned that a variety of clubs are considering their own initiative to promote #NoHomeKit.