The Portuguese player of the Atlético de Madrid Joao Felix is one of the ambassadors of the new campaign of the UEFA for equality in football, together with the French Paul Pogba (Manchester United), the British Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), the Danish Pernille Harder (Chelsea), the dutch Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus) and Italian Moise Kean (PSG).
“Signing for an Equal Game” includes videos of each of the ambassadors with their experiences in the field of discrimination and racism with the aim of encouraging fans, players, clubs, associations and other interested parties to join the fight against this with a sign for an Equal Game on the equal game website.
The initiative, launched in preparation for the Eurocup, is the last step in the Fair Play campaign developed over the last four seasons aimed at creating a positive social impact under UEFA’s overall value, Respect, according to the agency.
The president of the UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, stressed that “it is inspiring to see a younger generation of high-level footballers using their influence to stand up, address discrimination, and educate and inspire others.”
We feel strongly committed to this cause
“We are strongly committed to this cause and have chosen the global reach of EURO 2020 to maximize the impact of this campaign. Not only the players, but all of us must be role models in the fight against discrimination. Famous or not, we all have a responsibility to act and positively influence our environment, ”he added.