Take the Pledge: MLS Launches Annual Don't Cross the Line Anti-Discrimination Campaign

DON'T CROSS THE LINE: TAKE THE PLEDGE

Major League Soccer is committed to supporting the communities where we live and play our games, and to providing an environment in which our staff, clubs, players, partners and supporters are treated with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate discrimination, bias, prejudice or harassment of any kind. Don't Cross the Line promotes unity, respect, fair play, equality and inclusion throughout the soccer community.

As in previous years, the campaign is anchored by a public service announcement featuring some of the biggest stars and most influential voices representing all 20 clubs, sharing their support and commitment to Don't Cross the Line.

"Through our Don't Cross the Line initiative we strive to reinforce our core value of diversity and foster an inclusive environment that is free of discrimination and harassment for our players, fans, partners and employees," said JoAnn Neale, Chief Administrative Officer of Major League Soccer. "We're excited that this year's PSA features the biggest stars from all of our clubs, and with the support of MLS WORKS partner RISE, look forward to extending the reach of this important campaign."

 

 

MLS and RISE

This season, Major League Soccer has partnered with RISE (risetowin.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sport to advance race relations. RISE has formed an unprecedented alliance of sports leagues and associations, organizations, educators, thought-leaders, media networks, sports professionals, athletes, coaches and others who believe in the power of sport to build a society of understanding, respect and equality. RISE above discrimination and Don't Cross the Line.

"Sport provides one of the most effective vehicles to promote social change and embrace diversity across society," said Ndidi Massay, Executive Director of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE). "MLS WORKS' anti-discrimination campaign, Don't Cross The Line, has shown a tremendous impact in this regard, and we're very excited to partner with the campaign and amplify our joint effort."

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