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FARE Action Weeks 2013

FC United of Manchester is proud to be taking part in the FARE Action Weeks 2013.

The FARE Action Weeks event, which takes place from today until October 29, unites supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination in a concerted effort to make this a thing of the past.

In support of this FC players will be wearing T-shirts from the Kick Racism out of Football campaign during warm ups during the two weeks.

The idea behind the Action Weeks is that a wide range of initiatives and activities that address local problems take place within clubs or communities and across the continent to present a unified stand against discrimination in the game.

The Action Weeks aim to increase public awareness of the discrimination in football, create a united front by bringing together everyone in football and to develop ideas and new practices that challenge exclusion. A key part of the activities are the events that further social inclusion by bringing people of different communities together.

What started as a minor campaign in nine countries in 2001 has now become the largest series of anti-discrimination activities in sport. In 2012, over 500 activities took place in 44 countries with some of Europe’s top stars lending support to the campaign.

Over 40 UEFA Europa League and Champions League matches took part in the campaign, reaching fans directly at the matches and millions more through television. In 2012, 13 professional leagues participated in the Action Weeks and eight European FA’s actively supported the initiative.

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First Posted ~ 09:09 Tue 15 Oct 2013
News ID ~ 5134
Last Updated ~ 10:58 Tue 15 Oct 2013