Superleague in Greece, in cooperation with the Black European Womens Council, have for the 4th straight year dedicated the 6th Match weekend to FARE by Showing Racism the Red Card.
Players and referees in all 8 stadiums around the country wore FARE t-shirts and took to the pitch escorted by children from over 10 countries, including Nigeria, Egypt, Russia, Albania, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Greece & Bangladesh, wearing show racism the red card t-shirts. From the North to the South of Greece fans and clubs in solidarity celebrated the FARE Action Week by displaying red cards against racism, to promote tolerance, compassion and understanding between people. In the stands the FARE participants shouted “Football Unites, Racism Divides”
In Volos local teams Volos Football Academy and Asteras Volou dedicated their 5th match weekend to FARE showing the red card to racism.
'We are very excited about this because this is the first time that a local team has showed initiative to combat racism in its own division! The Mayor and city council were all supportive of the FARE activity and congratulations should go out to all!', said FARE vice-chair and representative of the Black European Womens Council, Yvette Jarvis.
Commitment from Superleague Greece
Ellie Melahrinidou, Marketing Director of Superleague Greece, commented:
'Football has a great power and it surely can increase awareness within the community. We really hope that we managed to present a unified stand against racism and discrimination. SUPERLEAGUE will continue to support such actions exploiting the dynamics to inform the world in similar social responsibility actions. We would like to thank everybody especially Ms. Yvette Jarvis who helped us organize such a successful event!'