In a personal meeting on the sidelines of the match against RB Leipzig, VfB Stuttgart expressed its interest in Diversero’s “Sports Free” campaign. Alexander Wehrle, CEO of VfB Stuttgart, expressed his enthusiasm after the presentation of the project trailer and the concept presentation and signaled his support for the initiative, which campaigns for the interests of queer athletes in professional sport.
“It was a moment that left no doubt – Stuttgart is behind ‘Sports Free’,” explained Marcus Urban, co-founder of Diversero. Alexander Wehrle’s enthusiasm highlighted the campaign’s potential to change the world of sport. VfB Stuttgart now declares to be an active part of this change and to spread the message of “Sports Free” not only within the club but also to the wider soccer community.
This partnership marks an important milestone for “Sports Free” and underlines the growing acceptance and commitment to diversity and inclusion in German soccer. VfB Stuttgart will now work with Diversero to further promote the message of diversity and acceptance in professional sport and develop concrete measures that make a real difference.
The commitment of a club as renowned as VfB Stuttgart is a powerful signal to sport and society.