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Wilder: We must be united in fight against racism

24 Feb 2021

Sheff Utd manager says everyone working together can help battle against racial abuse

Chris Wilder says that unity is vital in the fight against racism, not just in football but everyday life, too.

"The power of everybody pulling together is really important," the Sheffield United manager said. "No one club, no one individual can do it on their own.

"So, obviously together is stronger and if we are, which I'm sure we are, we can play our part. And not just in our game that we all love but in society too, to obviously eradicate racism which is a terrible part of our society."

Education is key

Wilder is the latest Premier League manager to condemn the racism that players have been suffering online and wants teaching on racism to begin at an early age to help younger people get a better understanding of diversity and inclusivity.

"Education is absolutely huge and key because the brain's learning at a very young age," he said. "And I'm sure everybody is pulling in the same direction regarding the education of young people to eradicate this terrible situation that we are all having to deal with, not just in football but in society."

Free resources to educate on racism

As part of its No Room For Racism initiative to help educate about diversity, inclusion and racism, the Premier League has also produced free learning resources in the Premier League Primary Stars programme for schools and families.

Among the resources, players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady, Hamza Choudhury and Michail Antonio speak about the impact of racism and the importance of diversity to inspire and teach young people.

See: PL Primary Stars: This is Everyone's Game - Black Voices

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