A banner funded by Everton supporters condemning racism will be unveiled at Goodison Park before Saturday’s home game against Manchester City.
The project, spearheaded by fans’ group the County Road Bobblers, aims to show support for summer signing Moise Kean, who suffered racial abuse during his time playing in Italy with Juventus.
It will be unveiled in the Lower Gwladys Street before the 5.30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, and consists of a picture of Kean with the words ‘No Al Razzismo’; Italian for ‘no to racism’.
“The banner is beautiful because racism is horrendous and we have to fight against the racists,” Moise Kean. @Everton fans @CBobblers1878 crowd-funded banner to show support for Kean. Fans donated £3,000. Banner, unveiled next Saturday, cost £1,000, rest split @KickItOut @EITC pic.twitter.com/WDFtyrEDi2— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 25, 2019
David Wycherley, Lee Mitchell, Michael Cummins and Greg Neill, on behalf of the fans’ group, led the banner campaign, tweeting about the idea which resulted in a fundraising campaign which raised more than £3,000.
As well as funding the banner, which was created by The Gwladys Street 1938, more than £1,000 each has been donated to anti-racism campaign Kick It Out and the Club’s own charity, Everton in the Community.
Kean said himself how grateful he is for this gesture, telling Everton’s official website:
“The banner is beautiful because racism is horrendous and we have to fight against the racists. 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.”