Blackburn Rovers backs domestic abuse campaign

BLACKBURN Rovers has backed a campaign against domestic abuse and violence against women.

The club has pledged its support for the White Ribbon campaign.

Its players will wear T-Shirts, white ribbons and holding red cards to show their support ahead of today’s fixture when they take on Sheffield Wednesday.

Blackburn with Darwen Council is working alongside Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Police, and the Police and Crime Commissioner who have all signed up to the White Ribbon campaign.

The pledge is a public commitment to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

It's part of a wider plan to make Lancashire into the first White Ribbon County.

Domestic abuse remains a hidden crime and prevention involves challenging social attitudes towards the crime.

Councillor Pat McFall, chairman of the Domestic Abuse Strategic Board and responsible for the Domestic Abuse Service in Blackburn with Darwen, said: “Domestic abuse remains a hidden crime and prevention involves challenging social attitudes towards domestic abuse.

“I am proud to support the White Ribbon Campaign and want to thank Blackburn Rovers for supporting this important campaign.

“This campaign aims to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of domestic violence. It will help to guide people who are experiencing domestic abuse to safe and appropriate support.

“And it’s also important to point out that while more often violence is against women, we must not forget men are victims too and we should all do what we can to give domestic violence the red card.”

A short video will be shown at half-time to highlight different types of domestic abuse.

Manager Gary Bowyer said: "As managers and footballers we are in a position of examples for young men. Silence is not an option. We need to blow the whistle on violence against women, and help put a stop to it. Our football club is proud to show its support to this campaign."

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “Rovers support for the campaign will hopefully help raise awareness of the issue and together help us make a real stand against domestic violence."

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10:23am Thu 26 Dec 13

Wild Rover says...

That is not quite how the headline reads though is it?
Apart from that though I have to agree, all forms of bullying are abhorrent in my view
Well done Rovers for taking a lead on this issue
That is not quite how the headline reads though is it? Apart from that though I have to agree, all forms of bullying are abhorrent in my view Well done Rovers for taking a lead on this issue Wild Rover

11:32am Thu 26 Dec 13

Far East Calling says...

I am glade to see the fact that domestic abuse his not always one way traffic.
I am glade to see the fact that domestic abuse his not always one way traffic. Far East Calling

11:51am Thu 26 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Expect that sad sack Sajdin on here blaming domestic violence on alcohol.
Expect that sad sack Sajdin on here blaming domestic violence on alcohol. You're not mugging me off that easily

11:58am Thu 26 Dec 13

BRFC75 says...

Lancashire Telegraph , congratulations on a honourable campaign , but why you going to do about. www.dailymail.co.uk/
football article/colinhendry-
arrested

Think Rovers should look in the mirror
Lancashire Telegraph , congratulations on a honourable campaign , but why you going to do about. www.dailymail.co.uk/ football article/colinhendry- arrested Think Rovers should look in the mirror BRFC75

12:08pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Wild Rover says...

BRFC75 wrote:
Lancashire Telegraph , congratulations on a honourable campaign , but why you going to do about. www.dailymail.co.uk/

football article/colinhendry-

arrested

Think Rovers should look in the mirror
Your vendetta and constant harrassment of Colin Hendry is obsessive and quite frankly, disturbing
Seek help
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Lancashire Telegraph , congratulations on a honourable campaign , but why you going to do about. www.dailymail.co.uk/ football article/colinhendry- arrested Think Rovers should look in the mirror[/p][/quote]Your vendetta and constant harrassment of Colin Hendry is obsessive and quite frankly, disturbing Seek help Wild Rover

12:37pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Reality50 says...

20% of domestic violence is against men. Do the authorities and BRFC think this is ok? Campaigns against domestic violence should be against ALL domestic xiolence not just against women. Yet more politically correct rubbish. Will BRFC be highlighting also the massive amount of domestic abuse in the Muslim community? Of course not. That will be glossed over as well.
20% of domestic violence is against men. Do the authorities and BRFC think this is ok? Campaigns against domestic violence should be against ALL domestic xiolence not just against women. Yet more politically correct rubbish. Will BRFC be highlighting also the massive amount of domestic abuse in the Muslim community? Of course not. That will be glossed over as well. Reality50

1:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

greenscreener says...

Reality50 wrote:
20% of domestic violence is against men. Do the authorities and BRFC think this is ok? Campaigns against domestic violence should be against ALL domestic xiolence not just against women. Yet more politically correct rubbish. Will BRFC be highlighting also the massive amount of domestic abuse in the Muslim community? Of course not. That will be glossed over as well.
Did you even bother to read the article ?
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: 20% of domestic violence is against men. Do the authorities and BRFC think this is ok? Campaigns against domestic violence should be against ALL domestic xiolence not just against women. Yet more politically correct rubbish. Will BRFC be highlighting also the massive amount of domestic abuse in the Muslim community? Of course not. That will be glossed over as well.[/p][/quote]Did you even bother to read the article ? greenscreener

5:08pm Thu 26 Dec 13

RobH2O says...

Rovers fans back domestic abuse. The more the merrier eh lads!
Rovers fans back domestic abuse. The more the merrier eh lads! RobH2O

6:14pm Thu 26 Dec 13

tandg13112010 says...

Why is it always women, Men suffer from DA so do children but it is always the violence against women that gets the headline.. its about time the telegraph stopped being so biased towards a subject!
Why is it always women, Men suffer from DA so do children but it is always the violence against women that gets the headline.. its about time the telegraph stopped being so biased towards a subject! tandg13112010

12:18am Fri 27 Dec 13

BRFC75 says...

Wild Rover wrote:
BRFC75 wrote:
Lancashire Telegraph , congratulations on a honourable campaign , but why you going to do about. www.dailymail.co.uk/


football article/colinhendry-


arrested

Think Rovers should look in the mirror
Your vendetta and constant harrassment of Colin Hendry is obsessive and quite frankly, disturbing
Seek help
Bit over sensitive to Colin are we , wonder why ?

My comment is fact and was reported in most papers in the country, our youth team coach handcuffed and arrested and thrown in jail, for nearly two days ,only his barrister and his girlfriend not pressing charges got him off, facts .
It's ironic Rovers doing this campaign against violence to women.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Lancashire Telegraph , congratulations on a honourable campaign , but why you going to do about. www.dailymail.co.uk/ football article/colinhendry- arrested Think Rovers should look in the mirror[/p][/quote]Your vendetta and constant harrassment of Colin Hendry is obsessive and quite frankly, disturbing Seek help[/p][/quote]Bit over sensitive to Colin are we , wonder why ? My comment is fact and was reported in most papers in the country, our youth team coach handcuffed and arrested and thrown in jail, for nearly two days ,only his barrister and his girlfriend not pressing charges got him off, facts . It's ironic Rovers doing this campaign against violence to women. BRFC75

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