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Racism in football

EDM (Early Day Motion) 176: tabled on 09 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House applauds England football manager Gareth Southgate and his players for their principled opposition to racism; stands in solidarity with all football players and supporters who have been subjected to racism, while participating in the sport they love or in other areas of their life; recognises that those players and their manager are role models for the entire country and that their actions have a large impact on wider society; believes taking the knee to be an honourable and important act, worthy of such role models; thanks players, supporters and those in the wider football community and industry who have stood and will continue to stand against all forms of racism; condemns the booing by some fans of those that take the knee for the blatant racism it is and applauds the majority of fans who do not boo; calls on those in football management, media, sponsorship, breweries and pub landlords to stand up as anti-racists and take a robust approach to that behaviour; wishes Gareth Southgate and the England team every success in the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 tournament; and calls on the Prime Minister to make a statement in support of anti-racism in football.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 10 June 2021
Leicester East
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
Bootle
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
Battersea
Brown, Ms Lyn
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
West Ham
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2021
Strangford
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2021
Swansea West
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 14 June 2021
North Down
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Bath
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Gateshead
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Birkenhead
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Edinburgh West
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Wansbeck
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2021
Glasgow South West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2021
Coventry South
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
West Lancashire
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2021
Hammersmith
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2021
Poplar and Limehouse

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.