The Norwegian professional footballers’ association NISO and Norwegian club Vålerenga IF will organize a special anti-racism event next Monday, when Liverpool visits Vålerenga for a friendly match.
Norway is still mourning the 76 victims of the terrible tragedy last Friday in Oslo and Utøya. The suspect said he acted because he wanted to send out a warning against the increasing influx of Muslim immigrants in Norway.
On behalf of all Norwegian professional footballers, NISO wants to react on this anti-immigrant sentiment. ‘We must continue to fight against racism’, explains Joachim Walltin, president of NISO.
‘It is our responsibility to fight racism and discrimination wherever we find it. We must continue promoting and confirming the values that make Norway such a great country.
‘We, the players, want to add our voice to the response of Norwegian society in resisting fascists not only in Norway, but all over the World.’
Next Monday, August 1st, there will be a sold out crowd in the Ullevaal stadium when Vålerenga IF hosts Liverpool. Both teams have agreed to join the campaign of Show Racism the Red Card. Before kick of all players will show racism the red card.
- Published: 29 July 2011