This shirt was worn by Juan Brunetta during the Serie A game between Parma and Sassuolo which took place in Parma, “Ennio Tardini” Stadium, on May 16th 2021. Sassuolo defeated Parma 3-1. This is a special shirt released by the team supplier’s Errea, used by the team in this game only, dedicated to Black Lives Matter and the fight against discrimination. The campaign is backed by Club President Kyle Krause. Through this special jersey, the desire is to demonstrate the importance of equality, unity, and brotherhood. “We all must play our part to fight racism both on the pitch and off.“ said President Kyle Krause. “Today, we wear these jerseys to raise our collective voice in the global fight against racism, xenophobia, and hate“. Based on a standard Errea template, the Errea Parma Calcio 2021 BLM jersey has a blackout stealth look. All logos have ‘tone on tone’ colours. The fist, the symbol of the “BLACK LIVES MATTER” movement, is embroidered in gold on the collar of the shirt. “BLACK LIVES MATTER” is written in gold on the sleeve. A limited quantity of shirts were sold to the public on team’s website. They were sold in to a “BLACK LIVES MATTER” special box. The shirts used by the players are quite different from the shop’s ones because they have the Errea’s logos on sleeves, that shop’s ones don’t have. All the shirts used by players in the first half of the game were auctioned by the team on its website to raise money. The worn shirts were kept unwashed and sold in to a special “BLACK LIVES MATTER” box with a team signed certificate inside. All proceeds from the initiative were donated to one of the intercultural and solidarity projects run by the CIAC, “Centro Immigrazione Asilo e Cooperazione Onlus” (Centre for Immigration, Asylum and International Cooperation), in Parma, as well as the Lilian Thuram Foundation. Indeed this initiative has the backing of a legend who wrote unforgettable pages in Parma history, who also fights every day against every form of discrimination. This person is Lilian Thuram, who had this to say about the initiative: “I proudly support this initiative from Parma, a team where I spent a key part of my career. I’m also proud to see how great the sensitivity of the whole Gialloblù family is to this issue”. Thuram, who has always been particularly attuned to this issue, is also the author of: “My black heroes, from Lucy to Barack Obama” and “For equality”, while his newest book, “The White Thought”, will hit stores in September 2021.