EASTERN EYE is proud to support the #WeAreAllEngland social media campaign with British Future as Euro 2016 gets underway.
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As England kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Russia tomorrow (11), #WeAreAllEngland aims to get people from all backgrounds in England to come together to celebrate our shared identity.
A survey last month showed that the England football team unites people of all races and faiths in the country more than flags, St George’s Day or any other symbol of English identity.
Three-quarters of Asian respondents (76 per cent) – across Hindu (79 per cent) and Muslim (75 per cent) communities – say the England football team is a symbol that belongs to people of every race and ethnic background in the country today, according to the Survation poll.
The findings mirror those of the general public (74 per cent) – and of ethnic minorities more broadly (74 per cent).
Director of British Future, Sunder Katwala, said: “When the England team runs out at Euro 2016 we’ll all get the flags out together and shout ‘Come on England’. There is no loyalty test here – just a chance for everyone who wants to join in to demonstrate that we can all show our pride, together, in the nation we are today.”