FCK fans raise €19,600 for Copenhagen Pride
F.C. Copenhagen fans have raised DKK 146,465 (€19,600 / £16,600) for Copenhagen Pride in support of their work on diversity and inclusion.
FCK auctioned off home match shirts worn in the Superliga game against SønderjyskE on 22 August. The white adidas shirts uniquely carried rainbow colours on the shack and collar in recognition of WorldPride week in Copenhagen.
The auction drew in plenty of interested bidders who wanted to not only support the efforts of Copenhagen Pride but also buy a piece of FCK history.
And the club can confirm that the money raised will be handed over to Copenhagen Pride at Sunday's Superliga game against Vejle in Parken.
"At Copenhagen Pride we are extremely happy to have FCK send us an incredibly strong signal that everyone has the right to feel welcome in the world of football without fear of discrimination," says Michael Bager from Copenhagen Pride.
"We hope that the spectators attending the match on 22 August took notice and we look forward to continuing our work against discrimination in sport."
Along with the donation F.C. Copenhagen have entered into a collaboration with Copenhagen Pride to be a Community Supporter into the future.
>> Read more about Copenhagen Pride (in English) here