Preston North End and the rest of the EFL clubs stand together against racism
EFL clubs are to stand together in solidarity against racial discrimination through a powerful online video campaign.
Players from the clubs returning to play this weekend will take part in the videos that will be issued across multiple platforms, to demand more from each other – more inclusion, respect and equality and offer support to their colleagues, friends and members of the wider community who continue to be subjected to unacceptable forms of discrimination.
The League will also support players who wish to ‘take a knee’ before or during matches in support of the Black Lives Matter message.
EFL chairman, Rick Parry said: “There is no place for racism in society and the EFL is committed to working collaboratively to eradicate prejudiced behaviour at all levels.
“The EFL has a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination but we need to do more to drive change by learning from past mistakes and lead from the front in speaking out against racism and discrimination of any kind. Football has the power to unite, and we must come together to challenge discrimination and celebrate diversity in order to improve and change attitudes throughout the game.”
The EFL will also say a big thank you to the NHS when the season resumes this weekend.
Players will wear shirts featuring an ‘NHS Rainbow – Thank You’ emblem and a period of applause will take place prior to all matches.