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English soccer managers embrace World AIDS Day with red ribbons

HIVSport has announced that, to mark the occasion of World AIDS Day, the League Managers Association is once again supporting the annual HIVsport World AIDS Day campaign to raise awareness of the global threat of HIV and AIDS. The League Managers Association represents all Premiership and Football League managers in English soccer.

To support the campaign the LMA will be sending the HIVsport red ribbon ‘Badge of Hope’ to all 92 league managers and will asking them to wear the badge over the World AIDS Day period to show their support for the 33 million people living with HIV and AIDS across the world.

"For the past five years the football managers and their association have shown magnificent support in helping to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS," Andy Harvey, Chair of HIVsport said. "Every manager who chooses to wear the badge does so voluntarily and this is an incredibly powerful message of hope they give to everyone around the world who is affected by HIV and AIDS."

"We are delighted once again to support this important campaign and to show that the football world can help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS at this time of year," Richard Bevan, Chief Executive of the LMA, said.

World AIDS Day is Dec.1.