FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) aims to tackle the issue of racism across the continent by uniting supporters and teams.
The IFA’s events will run from today until October 31 and include a joint learning seminar between the Association’s community relations and technical departments, a song writing workshop for FFA grassroots run by Love Music Hate Racism, a North West anti-racism workshop with young people and MLA v World United football match.
Irish Premier League teams will support the cause by wearing FARE T-shirts during the pre-match line-up at fixtures on Saturday and Monday, October 22.
Little said: “As a Football for All ambassador, there has been great work carried out across all strands of the game to help tackle sectarianism and intolerance in Northern Ireland football, and it will continue to help create a more fun, safe and inclusive culture in the sport.”
Members of our Northern Ireland’s senior international men’s and women’s squads have also shown their support for FARE and intolerance in the sport.
Kelly Bailey, NI senior international, said: “It is important for the football family to come together to support FARE and to increase public awareness of racism and exclusion in our sport.”
The Action Week of the Football Against Racism in Europe network ‘aims to boost public awareness of the problems of racism and exclusion’ and to ‘create a united front in dealing with this malign influence on Europe’s number one sport’.