Joint Statement by Liverpool Region Mosque Network, LFC Foundation, Everton in the Community and Tranmere Rovers in the Community

Following on from the disturbing and senseless incident outside our Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday, it’s important we come together in solidarity, with one voice and speak out against those seeking to divide us.

Our message is clear:

We are proud.

We are one.

We are Liverpool.

We’re connected by our unshakable sense of belonging to “our Liverpool home”. We believe in standing shoulder to shoulder for what is right. Recognising and being incredibly proud of the diversity in our communities and striving for a more inclusive society is our way- it’s why we are the World in One City.

The football clubs of Liverpool City Region embody the city’s tradition of courage, compassion and community spirit. It is the source of our unity and our strength and what’s brought us through difficult times like the pandemic as a collective. We now need to draw on this togetherness to combat hatred of all forms.

We’re a city that celebrates our heroes, who we are grateful to each and every day. That includes all the individuals and authorities who are working tirelessly to protect us and our way of life.

We wish for calm and vigilance at this time; looking after the safety and well being of our neighbours from all walks of life and being mindful of others. Let’s remember how we express what we’re thinking and feeling, whether in the streets or online, can affect others. We can all do our bit at the moment, to make an extra effort to show kindness to all. If you see anything which concerns you, please report it to the authorities.

The people of Liverpool will always stand together and be proud as one diverse family.

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