Breaking Boundaries

‘A Red Card Against Violence’: Players Tackling Abuse

Italian organisation, WeWorld Onlus, is helping football make a stand against violence in red.


Serie A players are making headlines, once again, for supporting the anti-domestic violence movement organised by Italian charity, WeWorld Onlus and the players’ association.

Symbolized with a red stripe on the player’s and referee’s faces, the movement of advocating the social issue of domestic violence is spreading across football and receiving an out-pour of positive feedback across both socials and football fans alike.



A few household names that have voiced support for the movement include: Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Napoli captain Marek Hamsik, Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi and AC Milan goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma. They’re just four of the big names to be involved in the campaign, which is now in its second year and has already gained a large social media following with its outspoken take on the issue of domestic violence.

To further raise awareness, women wearing the campaign’s logo on shirts will come out onto the pitch before each game, while a banner will be present at each stadium and a campaign video will air on the screens.

The aim for the future of the campaign, is that it will continue to build momentum, both online and in society, helping to bring this important message to the public.


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