Rugby Against Racism
A STATEMENT FROM THE EXETER CHIEFS PLAYING SQUAD
Tomorrow rugby returns to Sandy Park as Exeter Chiefs play host to Leicester Tigers.
Over the course of this weekend, each of the 12 Gallagher Premiership clubs will take a moment to recognise and acknowledge the importance of standing up against racism, discrimination and hatred of any kind.
We, as the Exeter Chiefs playing squad, have been discussing indepth the upcoming events prior to the Premiership resuming this weekend.
As a group we have engaged in many positive individual and group discussions around the role of race and racism in sport and society as a whole. Together we stand united in our stance against racism and discrimination.
As players we acknowledge the role Black Lives Matters has had in bringing the conversation to the forefront of people's thoughts - and we are unanimous in the sentiment of the movement against racism.
Equally, we are fully supportive of Rugby Against Racism. As players we are proud to be part of a fully-inclusive sport that does not discriminate against race, colour or creed.
Ahead of kick-off tomorrow, the match-day 23 will take to the field, form a circle of unity and allow those wanting to kneel or stand to do so at their own discretion.