Sunday, May 19, 2024

Arsenal win UEFA FootbALL Award

Arsenal are the first club in Europe to secure a UEFA FootbALL Award after the club underlined its commitment to anti-discrimination issues with two well-received initiatives.

In conjunction with kit supplier adidas, the Gunners launched the anti-knife crime ‘No More Red’ campaign in January 2022 to help provide more high-quality safe spaces for youngsters to play sports, as well as increased access to trusted role models.

Drawing attention to the initiative, the men’s first team subsequently wore all-white strips in the third round of the FA Cup for the last two years.

Arsenal have also been lauded for becoming the first club to fully integrate British Sign Language into every home game.

Those of you who’ve been to Emirates Stadium recently will know that a certified British Sign Language interpreter is on hand during the matchday show and that the big screens welcome goals with a ‘goal’ hand sign graphic.

The FootbALL programme was launched earlier in the month ahead of the Champions League final in Istanbul and aims “to highlight the power of football to drive positive social change across European communities and advocates that the game is open to all to enjoy, play, learn and develop.”

The other three inaugural winners are the Royal Belgian Football Association, the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH and ex-France international Lilian Thuram.

Arsenal will receive a unique and exclusively designed award by Italian artist Andrea Roggi which will be presented at the UEFA RESPECT Forum tomorrow.

Well done to everyone at Arsenal who has worked on these initiatives.

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Nainsley Aitland Miles

The Arsenal Way.


Top club we are. Makes it a joy to support. It’s the only reason we are letting Xhaka go for that meagre fee.
If these other clubs were half as classy as we are, we’d already have 5 signings by now including Rice.


And “pundits” are telling Rice if he wants to win trophies he should move to City

Heavenly Chapecoense

Came across a video of Rice showing shirts he received from other players. He had Yaya Touré with him talking about Man City and all that. Although I admire Yaya Touré myself, the timing wasn’t good and I stopped watching.


Well if the latest offer is turned down we need to move on to another target.

Vaibhav Pandey

Yeah I agree, get the player who wants to come and be a part of Arsenal. I believe he does, if not there is no point fighting with City, they have another superstar in their collection.




You’ll never sign that!

Medium Mozart

Brilliant stuff! Well done all involved.


I was super impressed by that Jorginho video when I first watched it and learned about his motivation to learn sign language. What a great guy he is.




Arsenal – the classy club. Congratulations on the award for these great initiatives. 🎉

Alberto Balsam Mendez Rodriguez

As someone who has gone deaf on one side in the last year,
it’s very pleasing to see this kind of thing being rewarded.

Man Manny

I pray you get your hearing back. Impossibility is nothing!


Great to know we are leading by example with these initiatives. Let’s just hope this award starts going to a few Spanish and Italian clubs as well, several in particular.

El Gooner

I love you ArsenALL.

Heavenly Chapecoense

Congrats to the club for this well-deserved off-the-pitch trophy. As UEFA corrupt everything, I predict next year they’re going to give this trophy to Lazio.


Well, that’s Rice done then.

Man Manny

Does that count for a European trophy? Asking for Arsenal fans here in Nigeria who are regularly mocked for our no-show in Europe.
“Have you lot won the CL yet?” 😌
We had City for comfort, but that is gone now!


We’ve won two European trophies.

The European Inter City Fairs Cup in 1969/70. (This was the forerunner to the UEFA Cup)

And of course, that lovely night in Copenhagen in 1993/94 when we beat Parma to win the European Cup Winners Cup.


It’s one more trophy than that lot will win this season


£150 million bid just gone in for Rice, according to Ornstein.

If that ain’t enough for those greedy claret and blue cunts, then we should walk away.

£100 million was what they kept on and on and on about. Well, fair play to Josh and Edu, we’ve now tabled an upfront £100million plus £5million in add ons.

If that doesn’t do it, then fuck ‘em; we look elsewhere.



* £105 million.

My bad! 😂 (It’s been a long long shift at work)

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

The award probably means nothing, compared to what these additions at the stadium, mean to the deaf community


It all shows that Arsenal lives and it is BIG.

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