Refugees have a huge contribution to make to the UK and the local communities that they become part of- if only people will accept and welcome them.
For example, did you know that many well-loved British institutions were actually created or invented by people who came to the UK as refugees?
Fish and chips is thought to have been introduced to the UK by sixteenth-century Jewish immigrants.
The Morris Minor and the Mini were designed by a Greek refugee called Alec Issigonis. Marks and Spencer was started by a Russian born Polish refugee.
The media and press in the UK often portray refugees and asylum seekers negatively and contribute to false public perceptions. Like any other form of racism, Football Unites, Racism Divides is passionate about working towards combating stereotypes and discrimination against refugees and asylum seekers.