Across Social Media there was a consistent and powerful theme of players standing up for their right to be treated as equal regardless of colour and it has to be hoped that the campaign will impact not only on attitudes within sport but in the wider community as a whole as well.
The images were striking in their consistency and played on the banners being carried at protests against racial inequality and mistreatment in the United States and around the world.
The images were taken by Ramsey Cardy of Sportsfile and provided a powerful backdrop to social media activity across the weekend.
“If some people have put in their head that they are not racist then you’re putting it in your head that you don’t need to change or you’re refusing to consider it. This is a bigger issue than ourselves.” – @DjougangLinda ??
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) June 21, 2020
— Nadia Power (@NadiaPower6) June 21, 2020
‘To The New Generation’ is a series of great @sportsfile portraits of black athletes in Ireland, representing their communities and families across a number of sports ✊? ✊? ✊? ?? pic.twitter.com/EBmKpZje6c
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) June 21, 2020
There were also activities undertaken by Sport against Racism ireland and Sanctuary Runners to mark World Refugee Day, an initiative of the UN High Commission on Refugees.
Take a look back on the recent Sport for Business Live Webinar on Ethnicity and racism in Irish sport…
Image Credits: Ramsey Cardy, Sportsfile