Steve Davis says football should unite to project anti-racism message
Crewe Alexandra FC
weeks of action. One Game, One Communityto Kick It Out's annual Yeovil Townhave dedicated this weekend’s match against
This season’s initiative, which runs from 18-29 October 2012, seesfootball clubs everywhere embrace the inclusive and multi-cultural nature of the English game by holding events involving supporters and players alike.
t-shirts, donning campaign badges and stickers, and leading community-based activities. One Game, One CommunityThis weekend provides a platform for fans, players and staff to show their commitment to equality and inclusion in football by wearing
Other highlights include a panel debate on the rise of social media in football taking place in London, and an education event on anti-Semitism in football, held in Manchester.
Steve Davis, is in full support of the anti-racism message and says that players and supporters should unite for the cause. “The Kick It Out campaign is important and there is still work to be done. There has been a few incidents of racism in this country but the problem exists more abroad and in Eastern Europe.
“It has to be a long-term plan and not a short-term one, so it is important that everyone unites and there are no splinter groups, as has been suggested. Everyone has to work together and I fully support it.
“If one of my players didn’t want to wear the t-shirt then I would sit with them and talk about the reasoning behind their decision. If they have their opinion and I feel they are justified in that then I would fully support them because it would be up to the player concerned.”