'We are England' is a campaign for the Euro 2020 tournament which aims to celebrate the rich diversity of England supporters who make this country what it is today.
Two surveys, each of 2,000 people, carried out by YouGov and Word On The Curb, have established a disconnect between how the population at large, ethnic minority groups, and different generations, perceive their support of the England football team.
This landmark finding is at odds with the pride felt by those from minority backgrounds in wearing the England shirt. When asked whether or not one might wear the England shirt in public, 59% of the Curbsights panel likewise said they would not. The YouGov poll of the nation at large was fairly evenly split in this regard (except for Gen Z, who overwhelmingly rejected its wearing by a margin of 59% to 41%).
This disconnect between supporting the England team, yet not feeling comfortable wearing the shirt with pride, is an issue that The Wild, the creative agency behind the We Are England campaign, is hoping to highlight.
As part of the We Are England campaign The Wild has produced custom England shirts that have been redesigned to feel more representative of their owner’s diverse backgrounds.
Dylan Davenport, Managing Director, The Wild
Ndubuisi Uchea, Co-Founder and Head Of Partnerships, Word On The Curb
Tom McGirr, Head Of Strategy, The Wild
Ed Burgess, Creative Lead, The Wild
Greg Wickert, Influencer Marketing Manager, The Wild
Samantha Russell-Stracey, Head Of Client Services, The Wild
Elliott Botwe, Creative, The Wild
Mariem Abbasi, Social Media Manager, The Wild
Joash Oswe, Content Creator, The Wild
Barbara Desiderato, Head Of Design, Jungle Creations
Hanna Watson, Director Of Marketing and Communications, Jungle Creations
Marissa Giannone, Senior Communications and Trade Marketing Manager, Jungle Creations
Owen Willis, Marketing and Communications Executive, Jungle Creations
Tom Booth, Production Manager, Freelance
Oli Warley, Head Of Production, Jungle Creations
Dionne Maxwell, Head Of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent, Jungle Creations