What happens when clubs, federations and leagues are committed to colour-blind fans
February 9, 2022
Manchester United and the white socks
Manchester United, the club where our ambassador Bruno Fernandes is playing decided to wear white socks for their FA Cup game. This choice has been made due to the kit of the club of Middlesbrough which has only two options for their socks, red or green. Based on this fact, United wants to avoid potentials problems for the colour-blind population increasing the visual contrast.
A step in the right direction: @ManUtd will wear white socks instead of their usual black ones for their FA Cup tie at home to @Boro 'to avoid potential issues for colour-blind fans and viewers'. @EuSport @EFDN_tweets #1in12men #1in200women #TACBIShttps://t.co/8akCzEfE7u— TACBIS (@TACBISproject) February 4, 2022
Plymouth Argyle in all-white away kit
Last November 2021, the club of Plymouth Argyle and Rochdale agreed on an important point: every organisation should commit to make the football accessible for all. Wearing an all-white away kit, Plymouth avoided kit clash with Rochdale in order to ensure that all fans can enjoy the action without colour-blindness issues.
👕 We will be wearing our white change strip for the @EmiratesFACup second round tie against @officiallydale.— Plymouth Argyle FC (@only1argyle) November 30, 2021
The change is part of both clubs' commitment to making football more inclusive for colour blind supporters.#pafc
KNVB, raising awareness about the topic
The Dutch Football Federation KNVB raised awareness about colour blindness amongst their members. This article highlighted several points such as the use of trainers and the prevention of this issue. In terms of prevention, you can choose kits that would avoid issues for a colour-blind player. To know more about the tips regarding colour-blindness, check out the resources.
Professional football players and colour blindness
A professional football player has publicly talked about his colour-blindness issue. It’s Danish player Thomas Delaney, currently playing for the club of Sevilla FC. Last July, the newspaper Marca released an article about him as inspiration for colour-blindness.
He decided to show support to fans explaining the complications that he encountered during a friendly game between Denmark and Mexico.
Apart from him, other Portuguese players are also supporting our current project TACBIS. Bruno Fernandes and Jessica Silva decided to show their support in this cause during the CBA Days in 2020 and 2021.
Hallo Dortmund @BVB,— DR P3 (@drp3) June 12, 2018
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu eurem neuen dänischen Helden! Gut dass Ihr in gelben Trikots spielt!
Viele Grüsse, P3 Dänemark#borussiadortmund #bvb #DanskerbingoP3 pic.twitter.com/ZK5IdF3FHQ