2c. Represent members 1200 280


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.

Related News

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 [...]

October 24th, 2019|Latest News, Anti-discrimination, News|

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.

April 11th, 2019|News, Latest News, AGM 2019, Anti-discrimination, SOS AGM|

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.

January 8th, 2012|News, Anti-discrimination|
Established 2008. The story so far


Go to Top