International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gravina: “The world of football has a duty to promote remembrance”In the next few weeks, the FIGC will launch a campaign against racial discrimination
Thursday, January 27, 2022
“Today not only represents a commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust, it also reminds us of our duty to fight all forms of anti-Semitism and discrimination every day and ensure that new generations live in a free world that is centred on respect for human dignity.”
These were the words of Gabriele Gravina on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Federation is investing a great deal in the field of social responsibility and, in the coming weeks, will launch a wide-ranging campaign against racial discrimination together with UEFA and UNAR (Italian Office against Racial Discrimination). The aim will be to transmit a strong and unequivocal fighting message against discrimination and racism.
“The world of football is an extraordinary medium through which young people can be reached,” continued Gravina. “Its job is to promote remembrance because this is the only way to hope for a future where hatred and intolerance are no more. We’re firmly committed to supporting awareness-raising programmes and concrete projects that involve all federal components, aware that it’ll be easier to make ourselves heard and spread the values that underpin sport and a democratic society by working as a team.”