Video – Arsenal to face Nottm Forest in all-white kit to help combat knife-crime

There has been a massive problem of knife-crime in London for many many years, and 2021 set a new record for deaths by stabbing.

So Arsenal have decided to help to make a statement by playing in an all-white kit against Nottm Forest – “No more red” to help to highlight the growing problem amongst youngsters.

The actor Idris Elba and our very own Ian Wright are backing the Adidas-led campaign, and Arsenal themselves have tweeted this “No more red” video…..

Idris Elba told SkySports: “The idea that Arsenal are going to come out in an all-white kit and say ‘No More Red’ will hopefully make people think ‘Hang on, what’s going on here?’ – then look further and try and find out more,”

“I hope it makes an impact that ripples into other football clubs and inspires other collaboration ideas, and investment in practical things to help young people, whether that’s football pitches, or youth centres like the one I went to in Forest Gate where I played sport and where I actually fell in love with film.

“We need to give young people, especially teenagers, another option and an alternative to knife crime and gangs. It’s about what we can offer them as an option.”

Let’s hope that this message gets through to the youngsters in London and they can discourage their friends from ever getting involved with knife-wielding gangs, and put a stop to this growing threat to our childrens lives….

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  1. No more red is confusing.
    Does “no more red” mean Arsenal Liverpool + Manchester United will never play in red again?
    If they mean “no more knife crime”
    just say “no more knife crime”
    If red means blood just say “no more blood”?

    1. Did you come straight to the comments section just to have a moan??”Idris Elba told SkySports: “The idea that Arsenal are going to come out in an all-white kit and say ‘No More Red’ will hopefully make people think ‘Hang on, what’s going on here?’ – then look further and try and find out more.”

  2. Doubt this will have any effect on knife crime but the kit looks cool!

    Campaigns don’t change behaviour, the change in culture and household with active parents is what will make the real difference.

    1. Yes the kit is very cool,be careful I nearly got murdered by Adm Pat for asking if it was going on sale!😁

    2. You partly right but if this campaign saves even one life or spare one family the loss of a child/ sibling…it will be worth it.

      1. Well said, Siamois. It’s out of control and has been for far too long. How many more lives will be lost before something’s done? Just read about London’s first murder victim of the year – a 46 yr old man. A 13 yr old boy has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing him to death. It’s horrendous..

        1. Thanks Sue, I’m speaking from personal experience(s).one week into the year and already several victims already!a 13 years old “child” stabbing an adult, don’t know what to say.

  3. Kudos to the club for its part in social awareness. At least one article where the commentors will not bash the manager or Stan.

  4. Great idea, it has my support.

    Am I wrong here, but is Reiss Nelson in this video? I didn’t realise he was back at the club from his loan? If it isn’t, jeez what an absolute spit. (Just doubled checked as it was blowing my mind, it is Reiss Nelson. Has his Dutch experience ended?)

    Any money on Idris being the next Bond?

    1. Sorry, lost the point of this important article.

      Knife crime has escalated beyond control. I have witnessed Kids as young as 14 going to prison for murder or attempted murder. I have seen people stopped, searched and swords have been found.

      I have also seen close friends and relatives either be attacked, scared or killed due to knife crime. If you are one of the lucky ones that have not been affected by knife crime just count your blessings because the way things are going you may eventually experience it.☹

      I was born in the 70s, grew up in the 80s, had drunken punch ups in the 90s but at least I knew it was 50/50. Now… nobody has a chance.

      This is one of the reasons why I left London, ignorantly assuming it was an inner city issue, unfortunately it is increasing ten fold in the suburbs.

      24hours a day I just worry about my kids in the hope they are not the scallywag I once was or being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

      If this helps, I’m all for it and happily back any other clubs, projects and charities to highlight this constantly growing issue.

      Stay safe my JA friends, you just need to look in the wrong direction and a blade can be shoved in your face nowdays 😘

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