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BT Hope United kit added to FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to stand against online abuse

Jamie Spencer
BT's Hope United kit can now be used in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team
BT's Hope United kit can now be used in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team / BT Hope United/EA SPORTS
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BT’s Hope United kit has been added to FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, encouraging the community to stand together against online abuse in gaming.

The kit will be available for free via FUT Season Objectives and players will be able to show their support for the Hope United campaign by using it.

“Video games should be fun, fair, and safe for everyone, we want players to enjoy the best possible experience online,” said James Salmon, who is EA SPORTS FIFA Marketing Director.

 “We take our responsibilities seriously, providing tools and helping players understand how to use them effectively. That’s why we’ve joined forces with BT Hope United and stand alongside them in asking our players to tackle online hate together.”

BT are also launching a new Tech Tip to help gamers tackle online hate. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Michail Antonio will share information on how to report abuse while online gaming.

In addition to the kit going into FUT and the new Tech Tip, BT Sport will host a Hope United FIFA Challenge, which will see footballers Declan Rice, Michail Antonio, Danielle Carter, and Trent Alexander-Arnold as well as four of the best FIFA eSport players, Tekkz, Lisa Manley, FUTcrunch, and Ebru, battle it out for the Hope Cup, while opening up on their own experiences of online hate.

It will air on BT Sport on Wednesday 8 February at 6pm.

The Hope United kit will be available in FUT until April. For more information on Hope United and Tech Tips, visit bt.com/hopeunited

BT’s Hope United campaign was launched ahead of Euro 2020 with the aim of raising awareness of, and stamping out, online hate. Backed by players from across the Home Nations, including Marcus Rashford, Gareth Bale, Andy Robertson, Lucy Bronze and many more, the initiative offers the nation Tech Tips equipping them with the digital skills needed to tackle online hate and become good digital citizens.

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