Wolves to send No Room For Racism message

Wolves will continue its support of the Premier League's No Room For Racism campaign at Saturday's match with West Ham United, which will see the club highlight unity against all forms of racism.

Ahead of the 3pm kick-off, players of both teams take the knee to send a clear message that discrimination will not be tolerated in football or wider society, as well as demonstrating how diversity across all areas of the game makes it stronger.

The No Room For Racism logo will be present around Molineux on Saturday, including on the handshake board and ball plinth, substitutions boards and the ball assistants’ flag, as well as on big screen graphics and perimeter LEDs. Both managers will wear NRFR pin badges during the match and an awareness raising film will be shown on the big screens.

Saturday’s support for the campaign at Molineux comes as the Premier League announces a three-year update on its No Room For Racism Action Plan. The plan shows progress being made to increase diversity across the game and reinforces the League’s commitment to tackling discrimination and supporting those who are subjected to racist abuse.

The Action Plan was launched in 2021, outlining a series of commitments aimed at creating greater access to opportunities and career progression for black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in football, along with actions to eradicate racial prejudice.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “We are pleased that progress continues to be made against the targets we set three years ago when we launched the No Room For Racism Action Plan. We know more can be done, so both the league and our clubs will continue to prioritise this work as we look to create meaningful change.

“This change takes time, but we are moving in the right direction and are committed to breaking down barriers and providing more opportunities for people from under-represented groups.

“We will also continue supporting players and others within the game who are victims of racist abuse. We have a team of experts dedicated to this and will work with social media companies, the Government and authorities to ensure legislation and barriers are in place, while doing all we can to ensure those responsible are punished.”

Over the last two seasons, a matchday observer programme has been developed to ensure that fan-related behaviour within stadiums, including discriminatory abuse, is monitored closely at every Premier League fixture.

The Premier League and its clubs are also committed to working with the authorities and tough sanctions are in place for anybody found guilty. Punishments include automatic stadium bans and legal prosecution. This can affect education and employment opportunities and could lead to custodial sentences.

During a matchday at Molineux, if supporters see or hear racist, sexist, homophobic or other discriminatory or antisocial behaviour they are encouraged to report what they see or experience to a matchday steward, or text the Not In Our Pack text line on 07723 479887 and start the message with WOLVES.

Anyone who has experienced a football-related hate crime, or has information about an offence, should make a formal report by calling 101 or via the Live Chat service on the West Midlands Police website.

For more information on how to report and incident or discrimination at Molineux, please click here.