Professional Clubs Support Respect Diversity Conference
Four-time UEFA Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf joined AS Roma star Urby Emanuelson, former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe and UEFA Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina for a panel to discuss the future challenges facing football and society in promoting diversity, with the support of France international Laura Georges, who submitted a video message.
"Football is a global phenomenon and we are key players in this fantastic game", said Seedorf in an address to delegates. "We need to have a positive campaign with positive messages and as an objective, to look for direct, short-term intervention as well as a long-term plan. I've been playing football for 23 years and with more than 30 nationalities and for me, that has been a pleasure. That is one message that we need to get across, because the more we tell the kids about the positive things, the better our future will be.