The Premier League today launches the next phase of its No Room For Racism initiative, sending a strong message that the League and its clubs will not tolerate racist behaviour anywhere.
Fans are being urged to challenge and report racism wherever it takes place, encouraging behavioural change in football and wider society. Premier League players Tyrone Mings, Michail Antonio, César Azpilicueta, Conor Coady, Ben Mee and Kalvin Phillips feature in a video, which calls on supporters to ‘Challenge it, report it, change it.’
As part of its long-term commitment to address racism in football and wider society, the League is also launching a series of new educational resources featuring Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Neal Maupay, Divock Origi, Hamza Choudhury, Manchester City Women’s player Demi Stokes and more. They discuss their own experiences of discrimination, the impact it has had on them and their team-mates and how we all have a responsibility to tackle racism.
These free teaching materials are designed to help stimulate discussion in classrooms and will be available to more than 18,000 primary schools in England and Wales through Premier League Primary Stars. The resources will also be made available via the Premier League Kicks and Inspires programmes.
The No Room For Racism message will be visible at all Premier League matches between October 17th and 26th when activity will highlight the League and clubs’ year-round commitment to combatting discrimination and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across all areas of football.
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.”
The No Room For Racism messaging will also be supported by a media campaign across press, TV and social media platforms.
Click here for more information on the Premier League’s No Room for Racism initiative.