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.
"It is very important that people from all backgrounds are made to feel welcome in a sporting environment."
Carl Frampton, IBF Inter-Continental Super-Bantamweight title holder