Hamilton’s Scottish Cup tie with Rangers this weekend has been moved to a 12:31 kick-off to back a brilliant incentive.
The fifth round cup tie has been moved back a minute to support a mental health movement. The idea is that supporters wil use that extra minute to speak about their mental health.
We kick off one minute later to urge you to ‘take a minute’ to talk to your friends and fellow supporters, to help us breakdown the stigma and encourage conversation around mental health. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/7eoDXhzaPr
— Hamilton Accies FC (@acciesfc) February 4, 2020
Its intention is to help break the stigma surrounding mental health and to encourage open conversations over the matter. Such intiatives were seen in the FA Cup in England last month.
All third round cup ties were moved back by a minute. This was to try and appeal to fans about talking mental health, with this incentive all part of the FA’s ‘Heads Up’ campaign.
With the game being televised on Premier Sports, it is set to be brought to a wider audience, which will help spread the message of mental health awareness.
Accies will be up against it when they face Rangers in cup action, but they are making sure the platform is used to display a vital message in today’s society.