Jonathan Ford, the Football Association of Wales’ (FAW) Chief Executive Officer, issued a statement yesterday. Speaking to the Welsh football family via a written message, he began as follows:
“Recent events in the United States of America and across the World have rightly brought to the forefront the systemic racism within our society and the need for the Black Lives Matter human rights movement.
As our vision and strategic plan for Welsh football notes, football is so much more than a game in Wales, it is a way of life and an important element of Welsh culture. We know that football unites clubs and countries as equals on the field of play; a game that has the power to transcend borders nationalities and race.”
You can read the message in full on the FAW website