Prince William Slams Racism, Gives Powerful Speech About Mental Health During Soccer Team Visit

Prince William visited a soccer team in London Friday to talk about mental health.

The Duke of Cambridge, who announced he was launching his new campaign Heads Up back in May, took a trip to Hendon Football Club to hear more about their mental health initiatives.

William hit out at the racism within the sport during his speech, People reported.

The royal said, “It’s quite hard. People are now talking a little bit about mental health issues, but I imagine talking about racism is still quite a difficult subject, especially when it’s happening in such a public fashion with Premier League matches or Champions League.

“We’ve got to do something about it. I’m fed up with it. I’m so bored of it.

“Heads Up is about mental health, but we are going to start doing stuff on racism as well because it is affecting mental health. Not just the players but also fans.”

The FA Cup Final is set to be dedicated to the Heads Up campaign next May.

According to a press release, the charity “harnesses the influence and popularity of football to help show the world that mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and will build on the decades of work to tackle the stigma and drive the conversation on mental health.”

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