Millwall FC

Show Racism the Red Card returned to the New Den for the second educational event with Millwall FC.

Around 80 young people from local Secondary Schools were in attendance to see a screening of the new SRtRC DVD and take part in a Q&A on racism with an excellent panel. On hand to field some great questions were Millwall FC Club Captain, Paul Robinson; Millwall FC’s Marketing Executive, Ray James; Matt Ancell from Athena Sport, part of the Metropolitan Police; SRtRC Honorary Patron and former Chelsea, Celtic, Charlton and Villa player, Paul Elliott; and another of the SRtRC Honorary Patrons, former Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough player, Dean Gordon.

Firstly, the film was introduced and screened and the young people were reminded to think of some good questions for the panel. The film seemed to inspire the young people to ask some great questions. There were SRtRC T-Shirts available for winners of the day’s best question and Millwall FC had made sure that the day's goody-bags were extra-special. In addition to the usual SRtRC resources, they provided their own anti-racism poster, a Millwall FC Community Trust Anti-Racism T-Shirt and a pair of tickets for an upcoming fixture for every young person who attended.

Dean Gordon had the tough job of picking the best questions and when the winners were announced they had their photos taken with the panel, before Paul Robinson signed autographs for the whole audience. The event seemed to be very well received by the audience who were presented with an excellent message to take back to their schools. The event also generated some good local press coverage with the club’s programme, local radio and local newspaper ‘The Wharf’ covering the event.

Show Racism the Red Card thanks Millwall FC and particularly Marc Elliott and the Anti-Racism Trust for organising the day’s event. It was great to be back there and we look forward to many more successful events with the club in the future.