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

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WATFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Burnley fan Scott Cunliffe who is running from Turf Moor to every away game for his charity the ‘RunAway’ challenge, arrives at Vicarage Road ahead of the Premier League match between Watford FC and Burnley FC at Vicarage Road on January 19, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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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.