English professional football club Leeds United has joined the global fight against antisemitism.
On its Sunday matchday program against Leicester City, the English soccer club has printed a declaration against antisemitism.
The declaration was printed on the matchday program, a document that highlights the match’s lineups and relevant match details, and condemned the acts of antisemitism that have grown in frequency at English Premier League matches.
“Discriminatory actions or language have no place anywhere in football or society and everyone associated with Leeds United is proud to be a part of an inclusive and diverse club,” the statement read. “We want to ensure that everyone feels safe and valued at all times,” the declaration state.
The team issued the declaration of support against antisemitism in the wake of the rise of antisemitism in the English Premier League.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) revealed the rise of antisemitism on the pitch is not exclusive to the United Kingdom.
“Much work remains to be done to ensure that antisemitism is driven out of European soccer,” the ADL said.