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Premier League issue Progress update on No Room For Racism Action Plan

One year on from launch of Premier League’s plan to tackle discrimination progress made across all areas

14 March 2022

The Premier League launched its No Room For Racism Action Plan in February 2021 and published a one-year progress report last week. This update came ahead of a weekend where all Premier League matches will display No Room For Racism messaging, as the League and clubs continue to urge fans to challenge and report discriminatory behaviour wherever they see it. The messaging was displayed at Brentford's match against Burnley, as can be seen above.

In the past 12 months, progress has been made across all areas of the Action Plan. The plan outlines a series of commitments building on existing work to tackle discrimination and embed equality across all areas of the game. See more on the Premier League website here. The report can also be found there.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "The No Room For Racism Action Plan provides a clear focus for our work as we continue our commitment to tackling discrimination and promoting equality. While we are pleased with the progress we are making across football, we know that significant change takes time and there is still much more we need to do to ensure equality is fully embedded across all areas of the game. We will continue to work with our clubs and football partners as we collectively seek to make significant change and ensure football is a welcoming and inclusive environment for all."

Darren Moore, Chair of Premier League Black Participants' Advisory Group said: "We have seen good progress over the past 12 months in tackling discrimination and creating more opportunities for players and coaches from currently underrepresented groups in the professional game. It's hugely important that we continue to move in the right direction and develop these pathways and visibility across all areas. We need everyone to play their part in that too; whether that's through education or reporting discrimination wherever they see it."

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