Sterling and Abraham chosen to represent faces of the new anti-racism Premier league campaign
Tammy Abraham has been chosen as one of the faces for the new anti-racism Premier League campaign that is meant to combat the unawareness of the problem both at England and abroad.
Abraham will appear alongside Raheem Sterling, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Pickford in the videos that will be broadcasted prior to kick-offs on stadium big screens. The campaign will also feature Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, Norwich’s Teemu Pukki and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson.
The campaign is named ‘No Room for Racism’ and will last for at least two weeks. It also has the backing of the FA, Kick It Out and the police.
It is reported that the key goal of the two-week awareness campaign is to encourage football fans to tip-off stewards in the stadiums about offensive language and abuse during matches.
This campaign is launched as a response to the unacceptable scenes in Sofia on Monday, where the England national team had to stop the Euro qualifier game twice after monkey chants by Bulgaria fans.
The Premier League is hoping its two-week awareness campaign will encourage fans to be more proactive in tipping off stewards about offensive language and abuse.
Some of the England players who stood up to the racists in Bulgaria are among the faces of a Premier League campaign imploring fans to help combat the crisis at home and abroad.