On Tuesday, the day of the game between Barça and Ajax in the Champions League, the Camp Nou will once again be supporting UEFA and its campaign to say No to Racism. A number of actions before, during and after the match will be helping to raise awareness of the need to end racial discrimination in football. This is the 14th time that such an initiative has been organised.

UEFA’s campaign forms part of the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe), a European network that is working to eradicate racism around Europe. UEFA has arranged no fewer than eight actions for this week’s games in the Champions League and Europa League.

Just before the players come out for the game, a banner will appear on the pitch saying No to Racism/Respect. The children being escorted onto the field by the players and officials will be wearing shirts with the same slogan. The last player out for each team will carry a banner saying No to Racism /Respect, which will also feature when the sides pose for their official team photos.

The teams will then combine for a joint picture along with the referees, with the same logo, which will also be featuring on the captain’s armbands. A number of messages will also be announced of the stadium tannoy and the UEFA promo film, involving some of the biggest names in European football, will be shown on the video scoreboard.

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