• SOURCE: UEFA

Michel Platini, UEFA President

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French: Et bien, à l'UEFA et au quotidien, nous combattons la discrimination sous toutes ses formes. Je l'ai dit, le football est extrêmement populaire, il alimente les passions de centaines de millions de jeunes, il occupe leurs rêves et souvent incarne leurs espoirs de réussite professionnelle. Cette extraordinaire popularité engendre aussi, bien sûr, des responsabilités qui vont bien au-delà du sport. Le football se doit, du fait même de sa visibilité, de véhiculer des valeurs qui soient capables de contribuer à rendre la société plus tolérante de la diversité. Et pour cela, il se doit d'être exemplaire. Ceux qui gouvernent notre sport se doivent de protéger les joueurs, sur ce qui est leur lieu de travail, de toute forme de discrimination. Et ceci, simplement parce qu'ils ou elles, en tant qu'êtres humains ont le droit au respect. RESPECT, c'est du reste le nom de la campagne que j'ai lancé il y a six ans pour tacler, puisqu'on est dans le football, les maux qui souvent affligent notre sport et au cœur de nos préoccupations se trouve, bien évidemment, la discrimination. English: At UEFA, we combat discrimination in all its forms on a daily basis. As I 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. Those who govern our sport must protect the players from all forms of discrimination in what is, in effect, their workplace. They must do so simply because these players, as humans, are entitled to respect. 'Respect' is the name of the campaign that I launched six years ago to tackle – seeing as we're talking about football – the evils that often afflict our sport. At the heart of our preoccupations is, of course, discrimination.
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