Professional footballers have been getting behind Kick It Out since its inception in 1993.
As role models their words and actions can have a profound impact in promoting messages central to the campaign.
A common criticism of players is that they have lost touch with their community.
However, a number of players have been attending events and setting up initiatives to give something back.
Some of the biggest names in the game have been more than happy to highlight their support for Kick It Out.
Check out their views, experiences and ideas on equality and diversity.
“There is always the opportunity to push onwards and upwards. It’s all about perseverance, and when the opportunity comes, continuing to apply yourself.”
Neil Taylor, Swansea City and Wales