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Dagenham and Redbridge FC fans help kick out racism

PUBLISHED: 18:15 29 February 2016 | UPDATED: 18:19 29 February 2016

Daggers academy with the Daggers against Racism flag before Saturday's match

Daggers academy with the Daggers against Racism flag before Saturday's match

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Football fans did their bit to help kick out racism for good at Victoria Road on Saturday.

Almost 3,000 people attended the seventh annual Daggers Against Racism day which was held at Dagenham and Redbridge’s home match against Yeovil Town.

A steel band played in the car park and at half time a host of dignitaries came onto the pitch to show their support for the club’s initiative.

The two teams were led out by members of Dagenham’s youth squads, who were parading a “Kick Racism Out Of Football” flag.

Managing director Steve Thompson believes the event played a huge part in attracting the club’s second-highest gate of the season

“It’s an event which we believe has an important role within the club and is of particular importance to all the players and staff,” he said.


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