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Show Racism the Red Card is delighted to announce two new patrons in Scotland. Livingston FC Manager Chris Holt and Ross County FC Manager Steven Ferguson have agreed to become patrons to help raise the profile of the campaign in Scotland.
They are joining a long list of names which includes a number of ex professional football players, current football players, ex professional managers and current managers such as, Craig Brown, Derek McInnes, Craig Gordon & Craig Levein.
Becoming a patron is a key role in activity promoting the campaign in the media, particularly by showing support during our Fortnight of Action in October by wearing a Show Racism the Red Card badge at all media appearances.
Chris and Steven will be roles model for young people in challenging racism and inequality. Livingston FC and Ross County FC have been strong supporters of the campaign for many years and we appreciate them helping promote our work in the future.
Gary Holt Livingston Manager, “Delighted to follow in the tradition of many other coaches and managers supporting Show Racism the red Card.
Steven Ferguson Ross County Manager, “I’m more than happy to become a patron for Show Racism the Red Card and fully support this worthwhile campaign.”
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Show Racism the Red Card is delighted to have the support of Scotland’s football family. Over the next three weekends teams from the SPFL, SWFL, SWPL and SJFA will be taking red card action at their matches. Many of you will have seen the campaign within football for many years, the, SPFL and its member clubs have been supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland 15 years ago.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 5th- 19thOctober, shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football to eradicate racism and discrimination of any form from our game.
Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European Countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.
We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.
Football clubs across Scotland condemn all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated within their clubs.
Show Racism the Red Card are working with grassroots football, community groups, schools, the police and prison service to ensure that going forward Scottish society and Scottish football is fair and inclusive for all.
Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in challenging racism in football and society.
Show your support for tackling racism:
Follow us on twitter @SRtRCScotland
Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/theRedCardScotland
On Thursday 27th September Show Racism the Red Card went to the Scottish parliament where we were overwhelmed by the support from the First Minister and MSPs around the upcoming Wear Red Day on Friday 5th October. Over 50 MSPs took part in the photo from across all parties. Alex McLeish the Scotland National team manager also attended being a great supporter and long-standing patron of Show Racism the Red Card. Below you can see just some of the support that we gained from our photo call yesterday.
You too can show your support for Wear Red Day by wearing red on Friday 5th October and donating as little as a £1. If your workplace, school or just you and your friends are supporting the day tweet us your pictures and together we can #showracismtheredcard.