Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is set to front a Premier League anti-racism campaign labelled ‘No Room For Racism’, alongside Tammy Abraham, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Pickford, according to report by the Telegraph.
It is also stated the two-week long awareness campaign has the backing of the Football Association, Kick It Out and the police. A video launching the campaign will be broadcast prior to kick-offs on stadium big screens this weekend.
The Premier League hope that the mass awareness of the campaign will encourage fans to be more proactive in alerting stewards to offensive actions across the Premier League.
The Telegraph also went into further detail by stating the Premier League’s extra focus on anti-racism includes reviewing the identification of offenders, as well as how such individuals are then investigated and sanctioned.
CCTV coverage at stadiums across the country, as well as body cameras will be deployed more prolifically at clubs to identify offenders. There has also been an increased focus from football’s governing bodies in the UK to take action against ‘trolls’ on social media pages such as Twitter.
The additional focus on the high-profile issue comes shortly after Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings were subject to racial abuse in an international fixture between England and Bulgaria, in which the fixture was threatened to be postponed on two occasions by hierarchy and match officials.
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