UEFA's #EqualGame campaign, which promotes diversity, inclusion and accessibility in football, was a focal point for enthusiastic fans at the Champions Festival in the Spanish capital.
Football's wonderful diversity and power as a force for social good has been celebrated at the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid.
Under the banner of Respect, UEFA's #EqualGame campaign, which promotes diversity, inclusion and accessibility in football, was a focal point at the Champions Festival in the Spanish capital.
#EqualGame seeks to demonstrate that football is open to all, irrespective of ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, social background or religious beliefs – and a series of events in Madrid engaged fans and brought the campaign and its values into the spotlight.
Meanwhile, at the famous Plaza Mayor, three football legends – Brazil's Cafú and Roberto Carlos, and Portugal's Luís Figo – turned out to show their support for the Football for all Abilities match programme.The matches featured amputee football, blind football, cerebral palsy football, Special Olympics football, Homeless World Cup football and powerchair football. The aim was to emphasise that although people are different, everyone can find common ground in their love of the game.