Parma, 8 April 2021 – The charity auction organised by Parma Calcio in association with the Lega Serie A campaign “Keep Racism Out”, received international participation, and the proceeds will go to an anti-racism project by UISP Parma that is dedicated to the memory of two deceased fans of our team who held these values close to their hearts.

The Crociati jerseys with the “Keep Racism Out” patch that were used in the Parma vs. Genoa league match by our players Simone Colombi and Mattia Bani were awarded to an American enthusiast living in California, while the jersey used by Dennis Man went to a collector who lives in Denmark, and Giuseppe Pezzella’s went to one of our supporters from Hong Kong (China).

The number 24 jersey belonging to Yordan Osorio remained in the province of Parma, along with the special captain’s armband adorned with “Keep Racism Out“, that had been worn by Juraj Kucka.

The sum raised will be used by UISP Parma to set up this year’s edition of the Anti-racism Tournament together with the La Paz Antiracist Football Club and the Matteo Bagnaresi Foundation.

The event, which is scheduled for September in Cittadella as part of the ‘Festa dello Sport Per Tutti‘ (Festival of Sport For All), will be dedicated to the memory of Matteo Bagnaresi (‘Bagna’) and Fabio Saccò (‘Bietto’), two fans of Boys Parma 1977 who were regulars in the Curva Nord of our Stadio Ennio Tardini.

The “Keep Racism Out” charity auction was organised and run by the Parma Museum Onlus Association, Parma Calcio’s partner in activities related to the ‘Ernesto Ceresini’ Club Museum, and took place on eBay, a platform that has always been involved in charitable causes.

Over the years, the eBay marketplace has supported many initiatives and solidarity auctions, making it possible to raise twelve million dollars for 650 charities around Italy.