FARE Action Week 2010
‘United Against Racism – Celebrating Diversity’
Limerick FC to Participate in Football Against Racism Action Week
Saturday 16th October 2010
Limerick Football Club joins with football clubs and supporters’ groups across Europe in condemning racism and discrimination of all kinds with a celebration of the diversity of Limerick’s community at our Airtricity League match with Shelbourne on Friday 22 October at Jackman Park.
The match will mark the eleventh annual Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Action Week, which aims to eliminate racism from soccer, as well as promoting diversity through sport. The initiative runs from 14th to 26th October. In Ireland, FARE Week is supported by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Office of the Minister of State for Integration. At a European level, the week is supported by UEFA.
Before the match on Friday, as the players enter the pitch they will each be accompanied by a mascot bearing the ‘United Against Racism’ message. The mascots will represent many of the different strands that make up the community in Limerick and the Mid West.
Speaking in advance of the match, Pat O’Sullivan, Limerick FC Chairman, said: “We need to get the message out that discrimination of any sort – whether based on religious background, nationality or skin colour – is simply not acceptable, on or off the pitch. Fans and footballers alike have a duty to promote this message. It is vital that we set strong examples and leadership for our children and FARE Week is a great platform from which we can all unite against racism and celebrate diversity.”
Limerick FC is among 150 groups around Ireland that are making FARE Action Week 2010.
Limerick FC v Shelbourne
Friday 22 October, kick-off 7:45pm
For further information and resources on tackling racism in football, check out these links:
Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE)
Show Racism the Red Card
To download a poster for Limerick FC’s match against Shelbourne, please click here.