FIGC supports the Action Weeks against discrimination in footballThe Azzurri have posed for the #FootballPeople weeks campaign by putting on the official FARE t-shirt. Verratti and Ogbonna had this to say: “Together, we’re standing united to fight against every form of prejudice”
Thursday, October 15, 2020
This year, FIGC is supporting the Action Weeks against discrimination (Football People Weeks), which is being promoted from the 7 to the 22 October throughout Europe via FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe), a partner of UEFA put in place to fight against discrimination. In order to promote social inclusion through the medium of football, every year the #FootballPeople weeks campaign invites European federations to an awareness raising project, launched via their media platforms and social media channels.
The Azzurri have taken part in the campaign by posing with the official FARE t-shirt (seen worn in the photos of Marco Verratti and Angelo Obinze Ogbonna) and by sending a message that invites all fans to fight against discrimination: “I’m happy to give my support to the #FootballPeople weeks campaign”, says Ogbonna, “and to promote FARE throughout Europe in order to encourage integration, diversity and to combat every form of discrimination. Together, we’re able to do it!” Marco Verratti continues the same train of thought, with the Paris Saint Germain central midfielder stating “I’m proud to be an ambassador for the campaign; together, we can address the fight against every form of discrimination!”.