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Juventus and Napoli players wore red stripe on face as part of Serie A campaign to raise awareness against violence towards women

The Italian league are promoting the 'give violence against women the red card' campaign this weekend

Serie A players were doing their bit last weekend to raise awareness against violence to women.

Stars of the Italian top flight wore a red stripe on their cheek as part of the “Give violence against women the red card” campaign.

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon – and all Serie A players – wore a red stripe to raise awareness against violence to women

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Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon – and all Serie A players – wore a red stripe to raise awareness against violence to women

Italian organisation WeWorld Onlus have teamed up with the league’s players association to promote the cause.


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Players and referees were also accompanied onto the pitch by girls during last weekend’s fixtures.

A number of the league’s biggest stars have showed their support by uploading pictures to their personal Instagram accounts.

Napoli ace Marek Hamsik uploaded an image of himself donning the red stripe and his partner wearing bright red lipstick.

Paulo Dybala wearing the red stripe on his cheek

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Paulo Dybala wearing the red stripe on his cheek

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti joined in as his side faced Chievo Verona

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Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti joined in as his side faced Chievo Verona

Udinese’s Valon Behrami and Crotone’s Rolando Mandragora proudly wore the red stripe during Sunday’s match

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Udinese’s Valon Behrami and Crotone’s Rolando Mandragora proudly wore the red stripe during Sunday’s match

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It was captioned: “WeWorld Onlus to team up to give #aredcardtoviolence on women”

AC Milan shot-stopper Marco Storari also shared an image of himself and his wife with his 468,000 followers.

He captioned the post: “We also join the @seriea_timcampaign, @assocards and WeWorld to give #aredcardtoviolence on women.”

Lazio ace Luiz Felipe, Crotone goalkeeper Bruno Martella and Atlanta defender Rafael Toloi also joined in online.


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The players are aiming to raise awareness of violence towards women

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The players are aiming to raise awareness of violence towards women

This weekend has been picked as today is ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.’

Football fans can expect to see Juventus and Napoli players sporting the stripe as the league’s top-two go head-to-head on Sunday evening.

Lazio players celebrate on Sunday while wearing the red stripe

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Lazio players celebrate on Sunday while wearing the red stripe


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