Joint Statement | Shelbourne FC and St Patrick’s Athletic

Joint Statement from Shelbourne FC and St Patricks Athletic on Racism.

Shelbourne FC and St Patrick’s Athletic FC condemns all forms of racism, discrimination, and intolerance. We believe that football should be a unifying force that brings people together regardless of their race, ethnicity, or background.

On Friday evening before the start of the match a juvenile shouted some racial abuse at a Shels staff member. St Pats fans and stewards immediately intervened. This conduct is not acceptable, and the guardians of the child have been asked to engage with him to ensure he understands the gravity of the situation and that this type of behaviour is not acceptable.

St Pats have issued an apology to the Shels staff member, which has been graciously accepted.

Racism has no place in our clubs, our sport, or society as a whole. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels welcome and respected.
We stand in solidarity with those who have been affected by racism and discrimination, both within the football community and beyond. We recognise the importance of using our platform to actively challenge and combat racism wherever it may occur.

As clubs, we are dedicated to promoting education, understanding, and empathy to help eradicate racism and create a more equitable future for all.

We encourage our players, staff, supporters, and partners to join us in our efforts to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion in football and beyond.

Together, we can make a difference.

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