Reds support anti-racism campaign

Friday 29 March 2019 14:56

As part of Manchester United’s ongoing commitment to equality under its #allredallequal campaign, the club is supporting the Premier League’s ‘No Room for Racism’ campaign, using the power and popularity of the league to oppose racism in football.

This forms part of a nationwide anti-discrimination focus period in football, which will also recognise the contribution made by Kick It Out in tackling discrimination since it was formed 25 years ago.

Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, has worked to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change throughout its history.

Initially, the organisation was set up as ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football’ in 1993, and then later established as widening out its objectives to cover all aspects of discrimination, inequality and exclusion.

Manchester United has a long history of working with Kick It Out, with the club having supported the campaign since its development in 1993.
United continues to develop its work within this essential area, as the club’s Inclusion Networks, with the support of Executive Sponsors, go from strength to strength in ensuring that Old Trafford is an inclusive and welcoming environment to all staff, supporters and visitors.

Before kick-off against Watford on Saturday, there was a number of dedicated campaign materials in place highlighting the ‘No Room for Racism’ campaign and acknowledging Kick It Out’s 25th Anniversary. Both captains also wore a Kick It Out armband and players from both sides took part in a pre-match photo.

Speaking of Manchester United’s progress and work around equality, diversity and inclsuion, Group Managing Director Richard Arnold said:

"Our #allredallequal campaign and the work we’re doing in this area is something that we are all immensely proud of, and demonstrates Manchester United’s long-standing commitment to the club’s values around inclusion.

"We are fortunate to have staff and supporters from diverse backgrounds, and embrace the responsibility we all have to ensure that Old Trafford is a home for all Reds.”