UEFA partner Fare (Football Against Racism in Europe) has launched its annual #FootballPeople weeks – a campaign that calls on supporters, clubs, players, minority groups and communities to raise awareness of social inequalities in sport, including racism, gender discrimination and homophobia.
The initiative, which runs from 8-22 October, is considered the biggest campaign for social change in the football community and brings together more than 1000 groups in 65 countries.
Getting involved is simple and fun, and there is no limit as to what you can do, as long as your activity relates to football and aims to bring about a positive change. In recent years activities have taken place across the globe, supported by some of football’s stars, such as Yaya Touré, Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Marco Verratti, Claudio Marchisio and Edinson Cavani.
“The fight to eliminate racism, discrimination and intolerance from football is a major priority for UEFA,” said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin.
“These weeks provide an important opportunity, not only to deliver this important message, but to listen to the voices of those who have suffered, and continue to suffer, from discrimination.”
UEFA has supported Fare since 2001, helping the organisation become a pioneer at the forefront of the fight for equality and inclusion in sport. Fare’s philosophy is that, as the most popular sport in the world, football belongs to us all and can help propel social cohesion
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