Blackburn Rovers Academy players showed their support for Anti-Bullying Week by taking part in Odd Socks Day.

Odd Socks Day (13 November) marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week and this year five of the club’s Academy teams from U9s all the way to U13s wore odd socks for their matches on Sunday 12 November. 

The teams were playing in a mixture of matches vs Stoke City as part of the Premier League Games Programme. Rovers’ Academy were also playing in a triangular tournament at Burton Albion, with Lincoln City the other team to be involved. 

The players wore one blue sock (home kit) and one yellow sock (third kit) and we invited our opponents the opportunity to also take part.

All players also observed a two minute silence to honour Remembrance Sunday.

Academy Player Carer, Chris Pettigrew, said: “It is vitally important that as an Academy we show support for important awareness days such as Odd Socks Day to help tackle issues that affect our community.

“The players have worn odd socks in previous seasons so they already had a good understanding why they were doing this and the reasons behind the decision.

"They have also had lessons about the subject and have been sent resources about Anti Bullying Week.

“The players also hear these messages at school so it is great that we can enforce them. It was brilliant to see multiple pitches all in odd socks and credit to our opposition too for joining in.”