Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United issue joint statement condemning racist abuse | Football NewsFebruary 6, 2021
Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have issued a joint statement condemning the racist abuse endured by multiple professional footballers in recent weeks and months.
The four clubs joined the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram, plus Greater Manchester Police and Merseyside Police, in coming together to support Hate Crime Awareness Week.
“This weekend the four Premier League clubs of Manchester and Liverpool play each other in our two city-regions,” the statement read.
“Today Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City and Liverpool have come together to support Hate Crime Awareness Week in Greater Manchester.
“Our four great North West clubs are united with the Mayors of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region, and both Greater Manchester Police and Merseyside Police. We condemn the racist abuse that too many players, officials and supporters continue to encounter, most recently on social media platforms.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder in saying there is no room for racism, hate or any form of discrimination in our beautiful game. It should not happen and it must stop.”
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