Ukrainian refugees invited to FCK vs Silkeborg
More than 100 Ukrainian refugees will be in attendance for tonight's Danish Superliga clash between F.C. Copenhagen and Silkeborg in Parken Stadium.
The refugees have been invited to the game in collaboration with the City of Copenhagen. Jens-Kristian Lütken, mayor for employment and integration, will be on the bus that picks up the refugees from various parts of the city.
"It is a very small thing for us to do, but if together with the City of Copenhagen we can give them a good experience for a few hours here, as a small break, then we would rather do it," says FCK director Jacob Lauesen.
"We are very much looking forward to their visit and hope that they have a positive experience."
In April FCK fans helped raise more than €24,600 for Save the Children's efforts in Ukraine, through a player shirt auction.
Jens-Kristian adds: "We have an important challenge in helping Ukrainians into the Copenhagen community for as long as they are here.
"Football is for me about enthusiasm, joy and togetherness – regardless of nationality, gender or age. I am sure that it will be a good experience for them to experience the Copenhagen football scene up close."
Everyone at F.C. Copenhagen looks forward to welcoming all supporters to Parken tonight.