Human rights watch - Daily Cannon

“A football club is about more than just the game… I am proud of the work we are doing, but I want to also emphasise how far we still have to go to eradicate all forms of discrimination.” Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal Football Club is about more than just football. However, while Arsenal extol virtues of equality, tolerance, diversity and inclusion, they continue to accept sponsorships from some of the most repressive regimes in the world.

Here, we will keep an eye on what those companies and countries are up to so you are aware of what is behind large chunks of money the club makes. We will also provide updates on human rights issues we feel our readers will be interested in.

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