Stormzy exclusive interview: Rapper launches Merky FC to fight racial inequality in football

Stormzy hopes his new Merky FC initiative “can drive change” after figures showed just 6.7 percent of senior roles in football are taken by black or mixed heritage people – a statistic the rapper has called “embarrassing”.

Stormzy and Adidas have announced a partnership with 10 leading brands including Sky Sports, to come together on a multi-year initiative, Merky FC – a programme committed to enhancing and protecting diverse representation in the football industry.

Merky FC is a new movement that will affect change across the industry by addressing the lack of diversity off the pitch in football and providing access to a host of multi-year, paid professional placements and opportunities across the industry.

Source: sky sports

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