Leitrim hurlers to wear 'No To Racism' on jersey for 2021 season

May 10, 2021

Leitrim players celebrate after the 2019 Lory Meagher Cup final. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

The Leitrim hurlers will make a stand against racism by wearing a jersey with the 'No To Racism' slogan for the 2021 season.

The Connacht side have partnered with the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) and The One Foundation on a new campaign aimed at eradicating all forms of racism and discrimination in society and sport.

Leitrim will wear the new jersey for the first time on Sunday when they open their Allianz League Division 3B campaign at home to Louth at Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.

“Racism is one of the worst things you can encounter. It creates a huge divide between people and without its existence we would have a more peaceful, welcoming and inclusive society,” Leitrim hurler Zak Moradi said at a launch in Croke Park.

“We want to raise awareness and create a community that sticks together as a whole with no divides. We’re all human and we all deserve a sense of belonging regardless of race. We want the same team spirit of sports: all for one and one for all.”


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