HUMAN RIGHTS

icf 200“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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Arsenal renew sleeve deal with Visit Rwanda

Arsenal have reportedly extended their deal with Rwanda who will continue to sponsor the club's shirt sleeves.
Bukayo Saka stands dejected after missing from the penalty spot during the shoot out following the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday July 11, 2021. Copyright: Mike Egerton

Bukayo Saka abuse prompts strong Arsenal statement

Arsenal have issued a strong statement after Bukayo Saka was racially abused following England's defeat in the Euro 2020 final to Italy on Sunday night.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Keeton - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal pressured by Lavazza over Elneny Palestinian support tweet

Arsenal are being pressured by at least one of their sponsors to take action against Mohamed Elneny after the Egyptian midfielder tweeted support of the Palestinian people.
Daily Mail back page, 13/4/21 Premier League social media boycott

Arsenal to join social media blackout

Arsenal will join a social media blackout this weekend as clubs look to force the various platforms to do something substantial about abuse online.

Steven Gerrard hails ‘sensational’ Arsenal: I was really proud

Steven Gerrard has hailed Arsenal for facing down Slavia Prague before the game started after their player had been banned for 10 games for racially abusing Ranger's Glen Kamara.
Rangers' Glen Kamara (left) argues with Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela during the UEFA Europa League Round of Sixteen match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Issue date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Copyright: Andrew Milligan

10-match ban for Slavia Prague man who racially abused Rangers’ player

Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been handed a 10-match ban by UEFA for his racist abuse of former Arsenal youngster and Rangers' man, Glen Kamara