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Fanzone plays host to 'one big family'

3 October 2017

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BAGGIES supporters from all corners of the globe came together in the Fanzone on Saturday to celebrate Albion's inaugural Diversity Day.

Saluting the Club's ethos of inclusivity and togetherness, fans were treated to international entertainment, with Sardara & Gurcharan's Dholl Blasters and Choy Lee Fut Lion and Dance Team building the atmosphere ahead of kick-off at The Hawthorns.

Cyrille Regis, Brendon Batson and niece of the late, great Laurie Cunningham, Rhodene, were on hand to discuss the crucial part the Three Degrees played in tackling racism in football.

Our iconic symbol of unity spoke of the Club's "pivotal role in accepting people of different race into football" and its commitment to breaking down barriers in the modern age.

Indeed, 'Proud Baggies' - our first official LGBT+ supporters' club - set up their stall to meet and greet fellow Albion fans on a memorable afternoon.

Blind football, basketball and inflatable dartboard 'Baggies Bullseye' came amid a feast of flavour from different cultures where Apna Albion – the club's Punjabi-led fan group - were in the thick of the festivites.

And treasurer Suki Gill explained just what Diversity Day is all about.

"I am really proud to be a supporter of West Bromwich Albion," he said.

"I think we really achieved something on Diversity Day.

"Everybody is happy. We are one big family here, whatever culture you come from."


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