SWOL hosted their inaugural Footvolley Fight Against Racism event on Saturday June 22nd in Miami Beach, Florida as a slew of soccer stars from around the world hit the beach to help raise awareness around an issue that has stained the beautiful game.
Players in attendance included:
Didier Drogba - Galatasaray and Ivory Coast National Team
Jerome Boateng - FC Bayern Munich and German National Team
Alexander Meier - Eintracht Frankfurt
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie - Panathinaikos
Oguchi Onyewu - Malaga CF
Edson Braafheid - FC Twente and Dutch National Team
Fabian Johnson - 1899 Hoffenheim and USA National Team
Sejad Salihovic - 1899 Hoffenheim and Bosnian National Team
Orlando Engelaar - PSV Eindhoven and Dutch National Team
Patrick Ebert - Real Vallodolid
Joseph Gyau - 1899 Hoffenheim
Sven Schipplock - 1899 Hoffenheim
Gedion Zelalem - Arsenal FC
The highlights of the weekend included Friday morning's press conference that featured Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb amongst others. Photos from the press conference can be viewed here.
The players then gathered at SWOL's exclusive pre-event cocktail party presented by Hublot at One Lounge in Miami on Friday evening.
The actual event took place on Friday and was produced by Univision. Media from all over the world gathered to watch some of the best players on earth compete in a 2 v 2 footvolley competition.
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Racism in football is real. Let's work together to end it.
Check out the videos below to see which one of your favorite players is in.