One Game, One Community weeks of action 2012 up and running
Kick It Out’s One Game, One Community weeks of action 2012 is up and running, with the importance of equality and inclusion in the game being emphasised at Premier League and Football League grounds, and grassroots clubs across the country.
The weeks of action kicked off on Thursday (October 18) at Birkbeck College London, with an evening of debate around social media in the game. The event, involving representation from The FA, members in the legal, prosecution and enforcement field, raised issues in front of an audience with regard to a number of racially charged incidents over the past 12 months.
Although a number of players were highlighted in the media for their choice not to wear Kick It Out t-shirts alongside their teammates, up and down the country multiple teams in the Premier League and Football League clubs proudly sported both black and yellow One Game, One Community t-shirts during their warm up.
Fans, stewards, referees, and managers alike from Hartlepool United to Fulham, from Crystal Palace to Morecambe, joined in their support of the organisation by wearing the campaign’s stickers and badges while cheering on local children’s groups as they participated in activities prior to the match and during half time.
More exciting events continue this week, incorporating exhibitions, seminars, and workshops. Fixtures dedicated to supporting the elimination of discrimination from football include Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal v QPR, as well as the much anticipated meeting between Chelsea and Manchester United. For a full list of One Game, One Communityweeks of action fixture matches, click here.
Also this week, an event not to miss: A ‘Londonenglandfans’ debate entitled “2011/2012 – The Year Anti-racism in Football Went Backwards?” will see Kick It Out chair Lord Herman Ouseley and trustee Paul Elliott discuss the current climate of the game’s anti-discrimination agenda.
For more information, as well as a full list of One Game, One Community weeks of action events, please click here.
Be sure to follow @kickitout on Twitter and to check www.kickitout.org to keep updated on all One Game, One Community weeks of action related activity.