Know About Gary Lineker to receive ‘Sport and Human Rights’ award in Rome

know about gary lineker to receive 'sport and human rights' award in rome

know about gary lineker to receive ‘sport and human rights’ award in rome

On May 24 at 13:00 local time, Gary Lineker will be presented with a “Sport and Human Rights” award at a ceremony in Rome. 

Lineker, a fervent supporter of immigrant and refugee rights, will accept his honor alongside Natali Shaheen, a football player who once captained Palestine and is currently playing for FC Athena Sassari in the Italian five-a-side league Calcio a 5.

Amnesty International and the Italian organization Sport4Society collaborated to create the Sport and Human Rights Award, which is now in its fifth year and is intended to recognize exceptional contributions to human rights in sports.

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Basketball player Pietro Aradori, football team Pescara Calcio, ex-footballer Claudio Marchisio, and retired race cyclist Alessandra Cappellotto have all won the honor in the past.

Ileana Bello, the director of Amnesty International Italy, will attend the award ceremony, which is being hosted by the Federazione Nazionale Stampa Italiana, the national union for Italian journalists.

More about Gary Lineker

English football player Gary Lineker, born on November 30, 1960, is now retired. He has participated in international play for England. He contributed 48 goals to the national team of England. Then he appeared on BBC Match of the Day television. He received the highest salary of any BBC presenter. He received £1.75 million in 2020.

Regarding the proposed Illegal Migration Bill in March 2023, he tweeted: “This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in a language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the ’30s, and I’m out of order?” He refused to apologize to the BBC for making a political remark. He was then removed from Match of the Day. 

End Note-

Gary Lineker is an excellent example of a successful and dedicated athlete who has used his influence to bring attention to the importance of sports and human rights. His tireless commitment in advocating for these issues makes him a worthy recipient of the ‘Sport and Human Rights’ award. Through this, he serves as an inspiration for all athletes that there are still ways we can use our voices even after leaving professional sports, contributing towards making society a better place one step at a time.

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As a passionate freelance writer, I delve into the intricacies of human rights, work-life balance, and labour rights to illuminate the often overlooked aspects of our societal fabric. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to social justice, I navigate the complexities of these crucial topics, aiming to foster awareness and inspire change.

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