‘Be the Change’: US men’s team send a message on equality

November 13 – The United States men’s team stepped on to the pitch for their first international match since February with powerful and personalised messages show support for racial equality.

Gregg Berhalter’s team wore the messages on their tracksuit tops during the national anthems ahead of Thursday’s friendly against Wales at Swansea.

The game was the USA’s first opportunity to make as stand in an international fixture since the death of George Floyd in May.

“With the goal of inspiring action on social justice issues, all of the players had ‘Be the Change’ adorned on the front of their anthem jackets,” the team said in a statement.

“Also, on the back of the jacket, each player had the opportunity to include a personalised message representing something meaningful to them.

“The spirit of their message is that each and every person has the ability, opportunity and responsibility to make a difference in our own way.”

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