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Premier League supports UN's anti-racism day

19 Mar 2021
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Matches this weekend dedicated to Premier League's No Room For Racism initiative

The Premier League is dedicating this weekend's matches to its ongoing No Room For Racism initiative, in support of the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

There will also be activity across our digital channels, highlighting the year-round work undertaken by the League and clubs to tackle discrimination.

"No Room For Racism represents our long-standing commitment to take action against discrimination and sends a clear message to fans that we all have an important role to play in challenging and reporting racist behaviour, wherever it occurs," said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.

"The Premier League and our clubs will not tolerate any form of prejudice.

"We recently announced our No Room For Racism Action Plan to underpin all our work in this area and we will continue to work together with clubs, players and partners to tackle discrimination and promote equality and inclusion in all we do."

"We all have an important role to play in challenging and reporting racist behaviour, wherever it occurs"

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters

The UN's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination takes place on Sunday 21 March.

The theme is "Youth standing up against racism", which looks at the actions of young people who have used their voices to speak out against inequality over the last year.

The UN is calling on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.

The No Room For Racism Action Plan outlines a series of commitments aimed at creating greater access to opportunities and career progression for Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in football, and actions to eradicate racial prejudice.

These commitments build on the existing action taken by the Premier League and clubs throughout the year to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

The League has recently worked with clubs to produce a series of No Room For Racism educational resources featuring Premier League players, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady, Neal Maupay and Divock Origi.

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

They explained their own experiences of discrimination and the impact it has had on them, as well as exploring the importance of allyship and why everybody, regardless of ethnicity, has a part to play in combatting racism.

The resources are available to more than 18,000 primary schools through Premier League Primary Stars, as well as to young people on the PL Kicks and PL Inspires programmes.

Last year, the Premier League introduced a reporting system for players, managers and their family members who receive serious discriminatory abuse online.

Fans can find out more information on the ways in which they can report racist behaviour here.

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