Arsenal will wear all-white kit in the initiative against knife breaks

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Arsenal will wear an all-white kit in their FA Cup match with Nottingham Forest on Sunday as part of the No More Red initiative alongside adidas, which is raising awareness about knife-breaking and youth violence.

The Gunners will remove the iconic red from their kit when they face Championship outfit Forest in the third round at City Ground.

The kit will not be available for commercial purchase and will instead be distributed by the club to individuals who make a positive impact on society.

In 2021, 30 teenagers were killed in London. Of these 30, 27 were victims of knife breaks.

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Last year, a record number of teenagers were murdered in London.

It’s time to make a real change, through real action.

Our white shirt is not for sale, not for profit. No more red. pic.twitter.com/jnmE4b0GpC

– Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 7, 2022

The initiative has been supported by Arsenal legend Ian Wright and supporter Idris Elba.

Wright said: “Every young person deserves the opportunity to express themselves. The opportunity to be in a safe environment. The opportunity to live free from fear of violence. We can never accept loss of life through youth violence as” normal “in our city and it is so It is important that we all work together to create a better environment for young people.

“By giving young people more places to practice, more support and access to individuals who can inspire them, together we can help make a difference for young people in London.”

Elba added: “From the time young people leave school until they are at home with their families, there is often a void, a dangerous peak of nothing to do, where nothing can easily be turned into something dangerous.

“If there continue to be no alternatives for this leisure period, we will always see gangs formed. Let’s create alternatives for these young people.”

The top ten jerseys worn by Arsenal players will be donated to Arsenal in the Community, The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, Steel Warriors, Do Not Stab Your Future (DSYF), Box Up Crime, Copenhagen Youth Project, St Giles Trust, Abianda , The Octopus Community Network and The Ben Kinsella Trust.

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