Footballers taking a stand against racism
11 September 2020
Finally, in Europe football has started up again after the COVID-19 break. However, the start has been marked with footballers taking a public stand against racism. Early September, during the Nations Leagues games, multiple national teams took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and as a stand against racism overall.
The Show Racism the Red Card programme supports players, but also leagues and FA’s who take a stand against racism. Recently, the English FA announced that it will support players taking a knee. Once again, the public statements of clubs, players and the FA highlight the role of football for social change.
Not only players, but also leagues such as the Premier League and the Championship and the Belgian Pro League. In the Premier League and the Championship, players will have anti-racism badges on their shirt. The Belgian Pro League released a full campaign video against racism.