Everton to unveil fan-funded anti-racism banner in support of Moise Kean before Man City clash

Everton to unveil fan-funded anti-racism banner in support of Moise Kean before Manchester City clash after striker was racially abused during Juventus fixture last season

  • Everton will unveil a banner in support of Moise Kean against Manchester City
  • Kean was racially abused during Juventus’ clash with Cagliari last season 
  • The banner will feature Kean’s face and the message ‘No to Racism’ in Italian 
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Everton will unveil a fan-funded anti-racism banner in support of Moise Kean ahead of Saturday’ Premier League clash with Manchester City at Goodison Park.

Kean was the target of racial abuse during a fixture in Italy last season when he was at Juventus prior to his summer move to the Toffees.

The banner features Kean’s face and the message ‘No Al Razzismo’ (No to Racism) and will be rolled out by fans in the Howard Kendall Lower Gwladys Street End of the ground.

Everton will unveil an anti-racism banner in solidarity with Moise Kean ahead of Man City clash

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Everton will unveil an anti-racism banner in solidarity with Moise Kean ahead of Man City clash

The banner was the brainchild of Everton fans David Wycherley (l) and Michael Cummings (r)

The banner was the brainchild of Everton fans David Wycherley (l) and Michael Cummings (r)

The banner was the brainchild of Everton fans David Wycherley (l) and Michael Cummings (r)

Everton fans have been commended by football’s equality and inclusion organisation, Kick it Out, and Kean himself, who applauded the move. 

‘The banner is beautiful because racism is horrendous and we have to fight against the racists,’ he said.

‘I’m going to repay my fans for all they do for me. I’m feeling even more motivated to repay them by training at 100 per cent and giving the maximum I can.’

Kean was subjected to monkey chants throughout Juventus' clash with Cagliari in April

Kean was subjected to monkey chants throughout Juventus' clash with Cagliari in April

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Kean was subjected to monkey chants throughout Juventus’ clash with Cagliari in April

Fans from across the globe have given more than £3,000 – enough to fund the banner and donate more than £1,000 each to Kick it Out and the Blues’ award-winning charity, Everton in the Community.

The match will also mark the club’s annual Kick It Out fixture for the 2019/20 season, with Marco Silva’s players warming up in Kick It Out t-shirts, while Kick it Out messaging will be visible around the stadium.

 

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