Monday, 10 September 2018

England v Switzerland match on Tuesday to be partly shown in black and white



England's fixture against Switzerland on Tuesday will be shown in only black and white for the first 25 seconds.
 
It will be the first time in nearly half a century viewers have not been able to see all of a game in colour.
 
 
The move by The Football Association aims to honour the 25th anniversary of Kick It Out.


The campaign aims to tackle racism and discrimination and encourage inclusive practices in football.


Viewers tuning into Sky Sports' live coverage on Tuesday night will see the picture switch from colour to black and white as the teams walk on to the pitch at Leicester City's King Power Stadium.


It will then switch back to colour before they line up for the national anthems.


The move is to celebrate the impact Kick It Out has had in tackling racism and all forms of discrimination in the game since 1993.


England players will show their support by warming up in branded T-shirts and entering the pitch alongside eight mascots nominated by the organisation.




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