Racism and discrimination have plagued our sport for too long. Football players around the world are calling for change. This is about more than the game: #ItsPersonal
The authentic and raw views of professional footballers about the personal impact of discrimination on their lives feature in a new FIFPRO report called ‘What Equal Playing Field?’
As new cases of racism continue to stain football, amid barely-checked abuse on social media, the report seeks to increase understanding of the personal toll caused by discrimination, and calls for more urgency in addressing the issue.
FIFPRO General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said: “The players who appear in the pages of this report are educating FIFPRO and the football community about how painful and exhausting it is to experience discrimination on a daily basis.
Visit FIFPRO to download the report on racism and discrimination in the game from the players’ perspective.