Liverpool legend supports weeks of action disability event
Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy sported a blindfold to help promote the One Game, One Community weeks of action at Anfield last week.
The former Reds defender attended a special event, hosted by the club’s Equality 4 All project, to support those affected by disabilities within the local community.
Youngsters from Myerscough College and St Vincent’s School for the Blind were in attendance for a series of workshops that involved sessions with Guide Dogs for the Blind, as well as a focus on British Sign Language with the National Deaf Children’s Society.
Liverpool’s Social Inclusion Officer, Rishi Jain, who is heavily involved with the club’s work during the weeks of action, said: “The work that the club completes alongside Kick It Out during this time and all year round is a significant part of challenging discriminatory issues both on and off the pitch.
“It allows Liverpool FC to further demonstrate its stance of anti-tolerance of discrimination in any form, regardless of an individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or religion.”
Liverpool continued their support of the campaign during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City. The game was dedicated to the weeks of action, and saw both sets of players warming up inOne Game, One Community t-shirts prior to kick off.
Young people from the Pagoda Chinese Community Centre, who participate in the club’s Equality 4 All project, will took part in some on-the-pitch activities, including a crossbar challenge in front of the Kop at the half-time interval.
As the club’s nominated Kick It Out ambassador, full-back Martin Kelly also backed this year’s weeks of action, saying: “Everyone across the world should be able to enjoy their football no matter what race, culture, religion or sexual orientation. We have to unite and work together on the pitch, so it should be no different off it.”
From Liverpool FC