Georgia’s Guram Kashia wins the first UEFA #EqualGame Award
UEFA have chosen to give the inaugural #EqualGame award to Georgian national team player Guram Kashia. The award aims to recognise a player who has acted as a role model in promoting diversity, inclusion and accessibility in European football and it will be presented at the UEFA Champions League group stage draw and gala in Monaco on 30 August.
Kashia won the award for taking a courageous public stand for equality. Whilst playing for Dutch top-division outfit SBV Vitesse last season, the 31-year-old central defender joined other team captains at domestic matches in the Netherlands in wearing a rainbow armband, signifying support for the LGBT community.