Fans of Dortmund, Burnley share UEFA’s annual diversity award

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NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has given Borussia Dortmund a share of European soccer’s annual award to fans for the club’s “tireless long-term work” tackling racism and supporting refugees.

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UEFA says Dortmund will share the Equal Game award with Burnley fan Scott Cunliffe as “role models highlighting diversity, inclusion and accessibility in football.”

Dortmund was praised for “tackling far-right infiltration of their fan base, challenging everyday racism, and adopting a clear policy on the humanitarian rights of refugees and asylum seekers.”

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says Dortmund “set an important example for other clubs throughout Europe.”

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Cunliffe ran to each of Burnley’s away games in the Premier League last season, covering nearly 3,100 miles and raising more than $66,000 for charity.

UEFA will present the awards on Thursday at the Champions League draw in Monaco.