Football marks Holocaust Memorial Day with Stand Up call

27 Jan 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Premier League football stars have taken part in a new video to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The powerful video sees the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Harry Kane and Steph Houghton star alongside managers Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard and presenter Gary Lineker.

The spot, entitled ‘Stand Up’ encourages fans not to stand by when they hear examples of anti-semetic or racist abuse being hurled from the stands, but instead to ‘Stand Up’ and confront the abuser.

The powerful video is a collaboration between the National Holocaust Centre and Jewish News, and features the players speaking with images of the Holocaust and examples of hatred in everyday life placed in between.