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Premier League scores for diversity

GOOD TIMES: Yaya Toure is pleased to support the Football Black List

MANCHESTER CITY star Yaya Toure has praised the Premier League for supporting the upcoming Football Black List celebration.

The event takes place in central London on 28 March and Toure is of the opinion that the support of the Premier League is a massive step in the right direction in terms of diversity.

Toure said:

“This event is very important for the future of football.

“I am very happy and delighted with the stance that the Premier League has been taking to support this initiative.

“I want to say thank you to the Premier League because it is one of the biggest leagues in the world and it will make a massive impact.”

The Football Black List, published in The Voice, highlights members of the black community for their contribution across football.


The list focuses not only on those that perform on the field, but also those who work tirelessly behind the scenes and the champions at grassroots level, often referred to as the lifeblood of the beautiful game.

Also gaining recognition for their work are those who work in the media either as journalists, broadcasters or pundits.

Two-time Premier League winner Toure, who has made over 200 appearances for City, said:

“The Premier League wants to have more black people involved in the sport in the future and that is encouraging and it is very, very positive.

“The future is our kids and the future starts from today.”

Toure, who won 102 caps for the Ivory Coast between 2004 -16, added:

“To have more black people involved in football is important and for me it is a good point to back up."

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