Southampton Kits to Feature Scope Logo Against Leicester This Weekend

Southampton players will wear the logo of Scope in this weekend's Premier League game against Leicester City, instead of usual main sponsor Virgin Media.

Scope is a charity that fights against issues disabled peoples have and this move, which was made possible by Virgin donating its spot on the jersey for the game, aims to promote its Disability Gamechanger campaign.

Jeff Dodds, Managing Director of Consumer at Virgin Media, said: “We’re proudly standing united with Scope and Southampton FC to support disabled people by putting disability equality at the heart of this weekend’s game at St Mary’s.”

Southampton Football Club’s Commercial Director, David Thomas, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to stand with Virgin Media and Scope again this season, by wearing a one-off kit for the Leicester City game.

“Equality and opportunity are key in driving everything we do here at the football club, and it means a lot to us that our commercial partners share and support these values so openly.

“We are committed to ensuring disabled fans get the same opportunities as everyone else so they can enjoy the sport that we all love.”

Saints and Virgin Media already work closely on improving access at St Mary’s, including the creation of a new sensory room last year, funded by Virgin Media, to provide a calming environment for fans of all ages with sensory differences.

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