The union stands against all types of discrimination in football and in society.
We stand against anyone that wishes to divide fans on race, religion, gender, sexuality or any other reason.
We acknowledge the great work done by organisations in and out of football such as Kick it Out, Show Racism the Red Card, Merseyside Together and Stand up to Racism who educate and organise in opposing racism and fascism.
In recent years, we have seen groups, old and new, seek to try and divide us under the guise of names like the FLA, or those who have sought to march in our city. We will stand against racism and fascism at all times, in football and outside of football. As Liverpool fans, but more importantly citizens, we are very proud of the response from the people of Liverpool – to be open and welcoming, not ignorant and insular.
We have seen the positive work done with all in our community. Our Foodbank initiative, Fans Supporting Foodbanks, works closely with the Muslim community across the city. We our proud to work with Kop Outs a Liverpool LGBT+ fan group. This should be the message from football – bringing together all, regardless of race, religion or anything else.
Unity is strength. No pasarán.
Rainbow Laces Campaign 2019
Rainbow Laces Campaign 2019 Football has an amazing power to bring people together, yet four in every ten LGBT people don't think sport is welcoming or feel welcome at sporting events. Supporting a team, or joining a side and taking part can brings energy, and a sense of [...]
No Place for Racism
No Place for Racism Spirit of Shankly oppose all forms of racism. The club took swift action in the removal of the offensive banner that perpetuates racial stereotyping. Football isn’t separate from society, it is part of it and we all have a responsibility in ensuring [...]
The fan experience at UEFA finals must be improved, say fan groups of last year’s four finalists
Ahead of tomorrow’s draw in Monaco for the Champions League and Europa League 2019/20 tournaments, we the supporters of last season’s four finalists are calling for changes in how UEFA manage the finals.
European Club Finals #ForTheFans
Following last season’s Champions League and Europa League Finals, Spirit of Shankly have worked with supporters of the other finalists to share our experiences and to challenge UEFA to improve the experience of finals #ForTheFans.
A message from our new Chair, Joe Blott
“As confirmed at the Spirit of Shankly AGM in March, the chair Jay McKenna is standing down. "On behalf of the management committee and wider membership, I would like to pay tribute to Jay and express our gratitude for all his work and dedication to the union since it began more than a decade ago. We will miss his input on a day-to-day basis, but know he will continue to back SOS in all we do.
Premier League Supporters Meeting Minutes
Spirit of Shankly joined the Premier League and supporter representatives from all PL Clubs at Wembley on 21st March.
AGM Voting Results
Following our AGM, held on Tuesday 19th March 2019, members have voted on all the proposals put before them. All proposals were voted for in favour, with the full results below.
2019 AGM Agenda and Proposals
Ahead of our AGM, below is the agenda, proposals and accounts for the meetings.
Apply for LFC fan forums
A couple of months ago Liverpool FC announced plans to set up a number of fan forums to enhance supporter engagement. There are to be five forums each made up of eight to 12 supporters. Spirit of Shankly will also have a seat on each forum, which will be taken up by current committee members.
SOS statement on recent events
Recent events surrounding the FA charge against Luis Suarez have brought racism in football to the forefront of the news agenda. Unlike others, who have chosen to make ill-informed comments, Spirit of Shankly does not feel qualified to make public pronouncements on what is essentially a player discipline issue to be dealt with by club, player and the FA as they see fit.
Anthony Walker Foundation festival
On Saturday 9th July, Spirit of Shankly will have a stall at the Anthony Walker Foundation Festival. A one day festival of sport, music, art and education at Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool.