Red Cards to Racism held up in Norway

The Norwegian professional footballers’ association NISO and Norwegian club Vålerenga IF have organised a special anti-racism event as Liverpool FC visit Vålerenga for a friendly match last evening.Norway is mourning the 76 victims of the terror attacks in Oslo and Utøya ten days ago. The suspect said he acted because he wanted to send out a warning against the “increasing influx of Muslim immigrants” in Norway. Liverpools’ Managing Director, Ian Ayre visited Domkirke Church in Olso earlier this morning. He paid tribute to the victims of these attacks on behalf of the club and the people of Liverpool.On behalf of all Norwegian professional footballers, NISO wants to react on this anti-immigrant sentiment. Joachim Walltin, president of NISO said:‘It is our responsibility to fight racism and discrimination wherever we find it. We must continue promoting and confirming the values that make Norway such a great country.’‘We, the players, want to add our voice to the response of Norwegian society in resisting fascists not only in Norway, but all over the World.’Both teams agreed to join the campaign of Show Racism the Red Card. Before kick off, all players will stand together holding up Red Cards, demonstrating a commitment to the anti-racism message.

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