FARE ACTION WEEK MESSAGE AT TONIGHT'S MATCH
It is Football Against Racism in Europe [FARE] Action Week, the continent's biggest anti-discrimination campaign, and at every Champions League and Europa League match this week a 'No to Racism' message will be carried in a video to be shown in the stadiums.
A FARE video, which features David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic and Michael Essien among other leading players, can also be viewed above on this page. At the games, team captains will wear No to Racism armbands and an anti-racism message will be played over the public address systems.
A No to Racism pennant will also be passed between the players in the pre-match line-ups and at the start of every UEFA match this season, No to Racism banners are being prominently displayed on the pitch.
UEFA president Michel Platini said in support of the campaign: 'UEFA, its member associations and its long-standing partner FARE [Football Against Racism in Europe] share an unflinching desire to tackle all forms of discrimination in our sport and to help stamp out such behaviour across Europe. Driven by that shared determination, we adopted a resolution on this issue in May this year, with a view to sending out a strong message as part of our fight against racism.'
Chelsea Football Club supports the FARE campaign which reinforces our own Building Bridges, an initiative launched to promote equality in our club, our stadium and throughout our communities. The club actively celebrates our diversity with our equality work fully backed by our players and staff.