• 10-SEP-2014

  • SOURCE: UEFA

UEFA Conference Promotes Diversity in Football

Michel Platini, UEFA President
Addressing the UEFA Respect Diversity Conference in Rome, UEFA President Michel Platini spoke of the responsibility of the football community to promote diversity and eradicate discrimination. He said: "Football is extremely popular, it excites the passions of hundreds of millions of young people, it fills their dreams and frequently their professional aspirations too. Of course, this extraordinary popularity also brings with it responsibilities that extend far beyond the realms of sport. The very fact that it has such a huge public following means that football has a duty to convey values that can help make society more tolerant of diversity. It has to set an example."