Shaggy supports football without violence


Reggae musician Shaggy has made a passionate call for football fans to embrace the 1 GAME: Football without Violence campaign saying: “football would be better if played and followed in peace.”

The 41 year old singer who had previously signed up to the campaign as an advocate for peace nearly eight months ago, was speaking in a video message released by the 1 GAME campaign organization on Sunday.

“Football is a game of friendship. It is meant to bring people from all walks of like irrespective of age, sex, culture, religion or creed together. It meant to bring unity.

“Football is also the biggest sport in the world and belongs to us all. We must support all effort to keep the game safe. Football would be better if played and followed in a peace. I appeal to all football lovers to support football without violence. Let’s support 1 GAME,” Shaggy said.

Born Orville Richard Burrell on October 22, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica, the Jamaican-American reggae singer & rapper is better known by his stage name Shaggy.

He is perhaps best known for his 1995 single "Boombastic" and 2000 single "It Wasn't Me". He is said to have taken his nickname from his "shaggy" hair.

He is the second reggae artist and the only dancehall artist to receive a Diamond Certification for his 2001 album Hot Shot denoting for worldwide sales of more than 10 million copies. 6 million of those copies were sold in the United States.

Shaggy became the first international celebrity figure to be involved in the 1 GAME campaign when he made a public announcement declaring his support in December 2010.
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