Sean Dyche echoed the passionate words of his captain Ben Mee as the fallout from the plane banner flown above Burnley’s defeat at Manchester City continued.

The message ‘White Lives Matter Burnley’ was sent above the stadium as players from both sides took a knee to support the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of what was a 5-0 victory for the hosts.

Skipper Mee hit out at the “small number” of Clarets fans involved saying he was “ashamed” and “embarrassed”.

Dyche admitted to not seeing the banner at the time but welcomed both a strongly-worded club statement promising lifetime bans for those behind the stunt and the words of his captain which drew praise from across the game.

“It’s completely unacceptable,” the Clarets boss told the club. “You don’t want that attributing to a whole town and its people, or to the club.

“I know the club pretty quickly put out a statement and I can only apologise as manager of the club.

“It is completely unacceptable and I make that clear and my captain has also made it clear.”

Having seen his side run out comfortable winners on the field, Guardiola called for unity when asked about the plane banner.

“Of course white lives matter – but the black lives matter too,” he said. "Human beings matter, everyone.

“I have travelled a lot around the world and lived in many countries. Everyone one of us, we are all the same.”