It is not something new, but season after season there is a day in Italian Serie A in which footballers wear a red stripe on their faces. It happened in this one in Calcio, the eighth, and the image has gone around the world again. From Cristiano Ronaldo to Vidal. All the stars of Italian football joined a cause that is already famous in Italy and that for a weekend allows footballers to be seen with a red mark on their faces.
The reason is very exciting, because it is a fight against gender violence. Thes coaches, referees and players from all the Serie A teams join the protest with this particular gesture. Symbolically it represents a red card to gender violence, hence the color chosen to paint the face.
Is he fourth year that Serie A has participated in this initiative. “The phenomenon of violence against women is reaching higher and higher levels dramatic and unacceptable. Thanks to this initiative we have managed in the past years to sensitize many people about this drama, “said the president of Serie A, Paolo Dal Pino.