North Yorkshire Sport Statement in support of the FA & England Team
Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:29
North Yorkshire Sport are standing in solidarity with our colleagues at the FA and in support of the amazing England Team. The racist abuse we have seen across social media channels in the wake of the defeat to Italy in the Euro Finals on Sunday has been disgusting, completely unacceptable and has no place in sport or modern society. We firmly believe that those who are racially abusing England players do not represent this country, the warriors on the pitch who gave their all do.
Players like Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Buyako Saka are amazing role models and do incredible work outside of football for social good and their communities…. but we shouldn't need to point out what amazing young men they are to show they are not worthy of the abhorrent racist abuse they have received. Nobody deserves that.
There is a firm commitment from our board and staff to be more vocal on the racism we see and to work harder to better understanding and address social injustice, ensuring that prejudice and fear do not discourage people from taking part in physical activity and sport and leading an active lifestyle.
We stand in support of the FA's statement, we stand in support of the England Team and players but most of all we stand in opposition to those who are racially abusing individuals.