As one of the most unique clubs in football, Borussia Dortmund draw love and admiration from across the globe. From their incredible fans to their desire to fight back against extremism in society, they’ve earned a reputation as being ‘more than a club’. As tacky as such labels can be, the Schwarzgelben have shown over the years that, in their case, it might just be justified.
The latest proof comes from the German giants being awarded by UEFA for their desire to combat racism. They are the winners of the 2019 Equal Game award, which is given out to clubs who combat far-right extremism and promoting diversity and inclusivity for everyone.
Speaking about this award was UEFA president Alexander Ceferin, who said: “Borussia Dortmund can be justifiably proud of their outstanding work to challenge far-right attitudes and actions, conveying the clear message that racism, intolerance and discrimination have no place in football,
“The club has set an important example for other clubs throughout Europe to follow.”
Having long been seen as a club of the people and a club who defends those in need, BVB can be proud of this award. They’ve become a club that stands out as an institution and an example of doing the right thing, which has become a major part of the appeal of one of the most exciting clubs in the European game.
Aside from producing quality football teams and trophies, the club also has a habit of doing the right thing. That’s why Dortmund are one of the most respected clubs around: they often get things right both on the pitch, and off it.