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Holly Morgan Discusses Black History Month As LCFC Backs No Room For Racism Campaign

LCFC Women captain Holly Morgan offered personal thoughts on being a black professional footballer, as the Football Club lent its support for the Premier League’s No Room for Racism campaign.
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- LCFC Women captain Holly Morgan discusses Black History Month
- This comes after the Club offered its backing to the latest Premier League campaign: ‘No Room for Racism anywhere’
- Morgan answered questions from Leicester City in the Community Primary Stars participants
- The Premier League and Leicester City will not tolerate racist behaviour anywhere

On Friday 16 October, the Premier League launched the next phase of its No Room For Racism initiative.

This includes educational resources featuring Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury, plus Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Neal Maupay, Divock Origi and Manchester City Women’s Demi Stokes across Premier League Community-funded programmes. 

As part of Leicester City’s support to the campaign, LCFC Women’s Morgan answered a series of questions sent in by primary school children to celebrate Black History Month and raise the discussion point around racial equality.

Speaking virtually, in a Leicester City in the Community No Room for Racism workshop, Morgan, 27, said: “I look up to my family. I am very fortunate to be in a household with strong and confident black people around me who always strive to be better and do better.

“Regardless of the challenges and struggles that they face and, unfortunately, that is down to the colour of their skin, they always just navigate themselves through these problems.

Just because of the colour of your skin that should never be a reason to be abused.

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“For me, that is a constant inspiration and motivation for me to follow in their footsteps.” 

The workshop has been delivered in a number of Primary Stars partner schools across the region, as well as Inspires partner schools and included a Q&A with first team captain, Wes Morgan, also.

LCFC Women's Morgan, meanwhile, also offered her personal thoughts on how to deal with racism after being asked by a Year 4 pupil from Forest Lodge Academy. 

“I think you have to try and remain positive,” Morgan said. “Just because of the colour of your skin that should never be a reason to be abused.

You’ve got to try and turn it into a positive in enacting change, by trying to talk and educate people why what they did was wrong.

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“You should never lack confidence in yourself because of the colour of your skin and you should never allow that abuse to affect that.

“You’ve got to try and turn it into a positive in enacting change, by trying to talk and educate people why what they did was wrong.”

Leicester City fans are being urged to challenge and report racism wherever it takes place, encouraging behavioural change in football and wider society. 

Meanwhile, Leicester City in the Community – the club’s charitable arm – will continue to deliver No Room for Racism workshops to keep educating young people and spreading awareness of racial equality. 

For more information on the Premier League’ No Room for Racism initiative visit PremierLeague.com/noroomforracism.

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