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Last Updated: Wednesday February 09 2005 11:18 GMT

Footballers wear anti-racism kits

The Holland anti-racism strip
England and Holland players are joining in the campaign to kick racism out of football in their match on Wednesday.

England's red shirt will carry the message "No to racism", and Holland will ditch their normal colours for a black and white top.

Fans will also be able to hold up cards to put across the anti-racism message from the stands in the friendly.

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said: "It is a message that will be heard across football and around the world."

Theirry Henry
Theirry Henry helped set up the campaign
Portugal and Russia are also playing in the black and white kits in their games to show they are against racism.

It's part of the Stand Up, Speak Up campaign started by Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry, and supported by other top players in Europe.

The campaign's symbol is interlocked black and white wristbands.



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