Idris Elba opposes knife crime in Arsenal's "No More Red" campaign
Idris Elba is up as a result of increasing knife violence in London.
The “Concrete Cowboy” star took part in a match against Arsenal’s Nottingham Forest and wore a pure white Arsenal jersey from the adidas campaign “No More Red.”
“What’s happening is a complete response to the knife crime crisis,” Elba told ITV. “Last year, 30 children, and I call them” children, “died meaninglessly in a knife crime. And the year before, the year before, it’s an ongoing problem.Ian [Wright] And I worked with Arsenal and Adidas to raise the issue and say something about it. “
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Elba goes on to say, “No red means” no bloodshed. ” That is what we are aiming for. There is no more bloodshed just to get it out there. We can do something. Soccer is being watched by teens. We all played soccer as kids when we were teenagers, and that spoke to us. “
“So we’re taking advantage of partnership innovation and saying,’Hey everyone, how can we fight the knife crime?'” He said.
Elba is a mentor of a campaign aimed at solving the “root cause of youth violence” and providing young people with more opportunities and safe places.
He also launched a campaign titled “Don’t Stab Your Future” two years ago, wearing hats that people can buy.
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“It’s not subtle, it’s not intended to do so,” Elba said of the name. “I want children to think about their future.”
In 2021, teenage murders reached the highest level in London since 2008. Of the 30 teenagers who died, 27 were stabbed, according to the BBC.
“A quarter of the 122 murder victims this year were teenagers, even though they make up only 8% of London’s population,” said Outlet.