Huddersfield Town supported the No Room for Racism Campaign at the Leicester City game
- Town players wore Kick It Out shirts in Saturday’s pre-game warm-up
- Further support shown around the John Smith’s Stadium
- Campaign shows that racism is not acceptable in football
Huddersfield Town showed support for Kick It Out and the Premier League’s No Room for Racism Campaign in Saturday’s game against Leicester City at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The campaign carries the initiative of using the power and popularity of the competition to help tackle racism in football, showing commitment to the equality and diversity in the game.
Town was able to offer its support in the weekend’s home game against Leicester City, with the campaign coming to an end today.
The Town players notably wore Kick It Out t-shirts for the pre-game warm-up ahead of the match with Club Captains Christopher Schindler and Wes Morgan also donning special Kick It Out armbands.
Ahead of the match, members of the Town Foundation’s Kicks programme brought out a Kick It Out flag which was on display as the two teams proceeded from the tunnel.
Town’s official match day programme, The Terrier, also included several features to support the campaign including a look back at the Show Racism the Red Card event that the Town Foundation hosted 90 local school kids at.
Not only that, club mascots Terry and Tilly the Terriers also greeted young fans to hand out Kick It Out stickers and wristbands before the match at the John Smith’s Stadium, whilst also wearing Kick It Out shirts.
Following the Club’s efforts to support the campaign in Saturday’s match, Huddersfield Town’s Supporter Services Manager, Robyn Kennerdale, said:
“We were proud to have been able to support Kick It Out in its 25th year, as well the Premier League and the No Room for Racism Campaign at the weekend’s game.
“It was great to see not just the players and staff promoting the campaign, but also the fans at the John Smith’s Stadium too, many of which were young children.
“We hope to build on the work showcased at Saturday’s game through the Club’s ‘Terriers Together’ initiative and continue promoting the message that discrimination of any kind has no place in football.”
Huddersfield Town continues to support the Premier League, Kick It Out and football’s other bodies in working together to make it a truly welcoming sport. This includes ensuring that offences can be readily reported and that all available sanctions are used to deter offending and to punish those found guilty of racism.
Everyone attending or taking part in a football match has the right to feel safe, valued and included and we encourage supporters to continue to play their part in this. If you witness racist behaviour at a match or around a stadium, please report it to the police or a steward.
If you ever hear anything at Town matches that makes you feel uncomfortable or you believe qualifies as abusive behaviour, you can contact our report line. Phone or text 07741 528949, telling us which block and stand you are in.
You can also report racism by using the Kick It Out reporting app or website.