Wednesday 16 June 2021

Fifth edition of the campaign against racism in Costa Rica soccer stadiums launched

Vice-president Epsy Campbell, INS, Promerica and UNAFUT join forces against discrimination in sporting events in Costa Rica

As part of the commemoration of the Historical Month of Afro-Costa Rican Culture (Cultura Afrocostarricense), the first vice-president, Epsy Campbell Barr, together with the National Insurance Institute (INS), the Promerica Bank and the Union of First Division Soccer Clubs (UNAFUT), presented on Tuesday, for the fifth consecutive year, the campaign “Respect, not racism”.

Vice-president Epsy Campbell (middle), INS, Promerica and UNAFUT join forces against discrimination in sporting events in Costa Rica.  Photo: Casa Presidencial

Campbell explained that the campaign aims to eliminate racism, discrimination and intolerance in sporting events in Costa Rica, especially the national first division soccer championship.

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She added that as part of the strategy, a series of values will be promoted during the games of the Promerica League.

Vice President Epsy Campbell Barr explained that the campaign aims to eliminate racism, discrimination and intolerance in sporting events in our country. Photo: Roberto Carlos Sánchez, Casa Presidencial

“Soccer is a sport that fascinates us and unites us as Costa Ricans. That is why in the last five years we have made an extraordinary effort together with UNAFUT to eliminate any type of discrimination. This campaign has allowed us to contribute to the construction of a better society and ensure a positive atmosphere in the stadiums,” said Vice President Campbell.

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