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Leicester City fans mark Black History Month

Leicester City’s new supporter group, Leicester 4 All, have been promoting Black History Month by hosting a grassroots football event earlier in October.

Leicester for All members Paul Bup and Sone Mukete held a community football event at the start of the month to kick things off.

“Football is a great unifying tool and during this Black History Month season we believed it would be one way to get people together to celebrate and talk about issues affecting them,” Paul said.

Leicester for All was established with the help of the Fans for Diversity campaign, a partnership between the FSA and Kick It Out.

Paul and Sone are also working on establishing an African supporter group to help fans and grassroots players from African backgrounds to come together.

“The event is meant to raise awareness among the community,” Paul said. “And to provide a platform for people to talk about things that matter to them while promoting wellbeing through football.

“We have worked with the local council and other stakeholders from the community to be able to help put on the event.”

Leicester for All will be hosting another grassroots football day on Saturday 21st October.

If you want to get involved with Leicester for All’s work or the Fans for Diversity campaign, contact Fans for Diversity campaign manager Nilesh Chauhan.

Fans For Diversity is a campaign programme run in partnership between the Football Supporters’ Association and Kick It Out, English football’s equality and inclusion organisation. Fans For Diversity encourages, funds and supports initiatives by fan groups to promote diversity and inclusion in football, and to challenge all forms of discrimination.

 

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