The Scottish Football League clubs will demonstrate their commitment to taking a stand against racism this weekend.
Before this weekend’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches across the country, players from every SPL club will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society.
SPL clubs are setting the example this weekend with players warming up in red card t-shirts, showing red cards before kick-off, and managers wearing badges in support of the action.
Players in over 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network against racism and discrimination.
Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance.
This united action in support of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign sends out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all.
Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, said:
“Football is a game to be enjoyed by all. We are pleased to be supporting this season’s campaign and we encourage all football supporters to do likewise.”
Billy Singh of Show Racism the Red Card Scotland said:
“Once again we are delighted that our leading clubs are taking a united stand against racism. This weekend is one of the highlights of two weeks of concerted anti-racist activity throughout Scotland. Football is leading the way in trying to change people’s attitudes and behaviour within football grounds. Our challenge is to spread that message to our communities and everyday lives."
Source: The Scottish Premier League