Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action kicks off with a challenge match between former players and Scottish MSPs and Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy MP.
Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action kicks off with a challenge match between former players and Scottish MSPs and Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy MP at Ibrox Community Complex this Friday. It will be the beginning of two weeks of concerted anti racist activity throughout Scotland involving community groups, schools, supporters trusts, youth groups as well as over 200 teams from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Scottish Football League and the Junior and Women’s Leagues.
Billy Singh, Campaign Manager for Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Show Racism the Red Card is once again calling upon people from all sections of the community to take a united stand against racism. Our Fortnight of Action is an opportunity for everyone to take a pro-active stance against racism. I encourage people to get involved by initiating an event at a local level and to challenge all forms of prejudice and celebrate diversity. Football is leading the way in trying to change peoples attitudes and behaviour within football grounds. Our challenge is to spread that message to our communities and everyday lives."
Captain of the Scottish Parliamentary side, Ken Macintosh MSP said: “Few sports can unite us like football and Show Racism the Red Card have shown over the years how that shared enjoyment can be used to tackle the insidious problems of racism in our society. MSPs from all parties agree on the need to eradicate racism and through the Scottish Parliamentary Football team we are delighted to help kick off a fortnight of action across the country.
Looking at the opposition line-up it is fair to say we are behind in the polls at this stage. However, as reigning UK inter-parliamentary champions, known for our sportsmanship and fair play, we will also be looking to reverse last year's result at Tynecastle."