HumanRights360 is presenting the new anti-racism campaign with football as its main advocacy tool, with a video depicting how in society, just like football, everyone has a place, irrespective of the colour of their skin, their religious affiliations, and they sexual orientation. Devoted to our vision of building fairer and more inclusive societies, we present another effort to achieve a better world, with greater acceptance of diversity.
Can there be a football game without:
People of different colour?
People of different origin?
People of different religion?
People of different sexual orientation?
People accepting diversity?
Can football put an end to racism? The answer is that it can.
“Football is one of the most inclusive sports; within its tournaments, stadiums and its bleachers. This inclusion, and the idea that no one is left out, but that on the contrary, everyone has a vital role to play, is what we want to reflect in society. We strive for a society where no one is outcast or left without a place in it. Because, if there are outcasts within a society or people who do not fit in, then, just like in a football team, the society is weakened”, stated Epaminondas Farmakis, director and co-founder of HumanRights360.
The campaign “Racism is a Fail” is an effort which starts with a video and aims to continue through online – due to the current situation – interventions in order to emphasize that the answers to the aforementioned questions indicate that any kind of prejudice makes a football match non-existent, and practically invalid since it cannot be conducted without players.
Inclusion, diversity, different backgrounds and religions, different sexual orientations. These are all things that constitute football, and make it exceptional, apart from the talent of the players.
Racism is a Fail. In football, in society, in our lives.
The film was created by:
Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Stavros Trianto, Giorgos Zafiris, Renia Papathanasioy, Stelio Mpoutziouti