News

CLUB TO SUPPORT PREMIER LEAGUE NO ROOM FOR RACISM CAMPAIGN

The Premier League is making it clear there is No Room For Racism as it continues to work with all its clubs, fans, the FA, EFL, PFA, Kick It Out and the police to tackle discrimination across all areas of football.  

This phase of the No Room For Racism campaign will be visible at all Premier League matches from tomorrow until Monday 26 October.

The campaign will reinforce that racist behaviour of any kind, anywhere, will not be tolerated and urges fans to take action by challenging and reporting racism, wherever it takes place, with the aim of instigating change in football and wider society.

Together we can all do more – Challenge it, report it, change it.

Chelsea FC men’s captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who appears in the Premier League’s campaign video, has spoken strongly about his backing for the clear anti-racism message that our men’s team will bear proudly on the sleeves of our shirts in a show of ongoing support.

He said: ‘We are all human beings, and I think we are all here to make the world a better place, so when someone is suffering racism we have to stand together and support them.

‘Instead of seeing the difference, we need to learn to embrace different cultures and learn from other languages.

‘We are all fighting for a more equal world which is why I’m backing the Premier League’s No Room For Racism campaign.’

As the campaign, which was launched in March 2019, progresses, the Premier League is launching new educational resources featuring players talking about their own experiences, the impact of racism and how we can all tackle discrimination to help stimulate discussion in the classroom and address the issue.

These will be available free to children and young people involved in the Premier League Primary Stars, Kicks and Inspire programmes.

The No Room For Racism campaign calls on fans who see or experience any form of racism to take action by challenging it and reporting it.

We all have a responsibility to do this and need to come together as fans, as players and as clubs to tackle discrimination wherever it exists in society.

Challenge and report racism, wherever it takes place, to instigate positive change.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: ‘No Room For Racism represents the long-standing commitment of the Premier League and our clubs to tackle discrimination.

'This is not just about challenging and reporting abuse this weekend or next weekend, but throughout this season, next season and beyond.

‘We will not stand still on this important issue and we will continue to work with our clubs, players and partners to address all discriminatory behaviour with tangible long-term action and strong messaging to fans.

'Much is being done to promote inclusion and equality in English football but we recognise there is much more to do.’

Challenge and report racism wherever it takes place to instigate positive change.

Visit: premierleague.com/noroomforracism
 

MORE FROM CHELSEA