At F.C. Copenhagen’s home match against SønderjyskE on 22nd August, the team played in a version of the white adidas jersey, which, in celebration of WorldPride week in Copenhagen, featured the rainbow colors on the chest of the Unibet logo and on the neck of the jersey.
Back in August, F.C. Copenhagen stated: Football is for everyone and discrimination has no place in our sport. This could not be conciser.
The shirts from the match were auctioned and have raised 146,465 DKK, which will go to Copenhagen Pride’s work for LGBTI+ rights. We are thrilled to receive the donation and look forward to the home match against Vejle on the 31st of October where F.C Copenhagen will hand over the money.
Head of Copenhagen Pride, Michael Bager, said: “We at Copenhagen Pride are very happy to see that F.C. Copenhagen is sending an incredibly strong signal that everyone has the right to feel welcome in the world of football without fear of discrimination. We hope that the spectators at the match on 22nd August took that away with them, and we look forward to continuing the work against discrimination in sport.”
The donation also marks that F.C. Copenhagen has partnered with Copenhagen Pride to be a community supporter.
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