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What is Merky FC? Stormzy, Man Utd and Fulham all involved

STORMZY is one of the most popular rap artist to come out of the United Kingdom – but he has decided to venture into the footballing world.

The musical mogul has announced that he will be launching Merky FC in the nearby future.

Stormzy spoke on Sky Sports after Manchester United’s win against Liverpool

And Stormzy will be partnered by the likes of Manchester United, Fulham and Adidas to help support the movement.

Find out more about Merky FC below…

What is Merky FC?

Merky FC is a programme committed to enhancing and protecting diverse representation in the football industry.

It’s main purpose is to tackle the racial inequalities in football by addressing the lack of diversity off the pitch and providing access to a host of multi-year paid professional placements and opportunities.

The campaign’s launch has been driven by the fact that English clubs are failing to meet six out of eight pledged targets on the Football Leadership Diversity Code.

Stormzy has revealed that the project will commence in January 2023 with a number of partners agreeing to support the cause.

Stormzy will be partnering alongside Adidas and others to launch Merky FC

Who are the revealed Merky FC partners?

There will be ten partners who will work alongside Stormzy to launch Merky FC.

  • Merky
  • Adidas
  • Manchester United
  • Fulham
  • Team
  • Versus
  • Goal
  • Lad Bible
  • KSS
  • W

What has Stormzy said?

Stormzy addressed the fact that only 6.7% of senior roles in the game is being taken by people who are black or mixed heritage.

The rap icon said: “The statistics are shocking. I think it’s down to visibility a lot. Even growing up we didn’t see any black managers, black people on our screens in the media.

“So I think when Ian Wright comes along, Thierry Henry comes along, we know we can kick ball – we’ve always known we can kick ball – but in terms of the roles and the other positions in the industry we don’t see our representation, and representation is important.

“When you can’t see it, it’s not always easy to believe it.

“If you can see that representation on the pitch with all the players, then it should at least be backed up by people in positions of power, positions of influence outside of being an actual footballer.

“Hopefully with what we’re doing we can drive a change.”

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