Swansea

Council leaders unite in support of UN Anti-Racism Day #FightRacism

The council leaders from Wales’ two largest cities have come together to support the Stand Up to Racism campaign ahead of the United Nations Anti-Racism Day.

It takes place on Saturday, the same day Swansea City play Cardiff City in the Championship’s South Wales derby.

Both the Swans and Bluebirds have embraced the EFL’s Not Today Or Any Day campaign against racial discrimination and supporting players who wish to ‘take a knee’ before matches in support of the Black Lives Matter message and tackling all forms of discrimination.

Swansea Council Leader Rob Stewart said: “On Saturday we will be rivals on the pitch but we will be united off it in support of the Stand Up to Racism campaign.

“Both our cities have a long and proud history in opposing racism and discrimination in all its forms and I’m pleased to reinforce this message on UN Anti-Racism Day.”

Cardiff Council leader Huw Thomas said: “It is fitting that the South Wales derby falls on the same day as UN Anti-Racism Day as both our football clubs and our cities are united in our opposition to racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism and fascism.”

There will be a large banner at the Liberty Stadium supporting UN Anti-Racism Day during the game and an online event featuring fans, public figures and campaigners coming together virtually to share the message of zero tolerance to hate.


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