Women in Sport Statement Addressing The Racism Against The England Match - Women In Sport

Women in Sport Statement Addressing The Racism Against The England Match

July 2021

Last week there was a mood of celebration in the country.

Many people felt great pride in the England team, not just because of the way they had played but because of the leadership they showed off the pitch. People of all ethnicities came together to support them.  For many it was the first time they had felt able to wear an England shirt with pride.

We are appalled at the abuse faced by Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and other black players.  They have shown great courage in the way they have responded.  We stand with them and with everyone tackling racism.

We want a future where diversity and inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. For all.