Brentford FC has been continuing its support for racial equality and joined with Millwall on Saturday to make an anti-discrimination stance. Football has been showing solidarity against racial discrimination in a variety of ways over the past few months and our players have joined in. They have worn t-shirts to share our #BeeTogether message, the Club's policy on diversity and inclusion, and have also taken a knee before kick-off at many games, as happened at Millwall on Saturday.
Not Today or Any Day is the EFL’s anti-discrimination message. Launched in October 2019, the ‘Not Today or Any Day’ campaign aims to encourage behavioural and attitude changes at all levels of EFL football and ensure that a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination is embedded throughout clubs, particularly at Brentford. Brentford players wear shirts with the logo on them as a further mark of the Club’s commitment to racial equality.
This follows a statement from the Club earlier this summer further outlining our position on Bee Together. That can be seen here. The Club has also released an updated video reiterating our stand against racism and discrimination. Under the #BeeTogether banner, the video features Brentford players, fans and staff, and stresses the importance the Club places on togetherness and unity. See it here.
The players also joined forces on Saturday to pause for a moment of silence. They remembered Matt Ratana, a police officer killed on duty in Croydon last week.