Hibernian FC united once again with Show Racism The Red Card to deliver an anti-racism educational seminar to local school children earlier this week.
Over 50 school pupils from Ormiston Primary School and Craigmount High joined Manager, John Hughes and Hibernian stars including John Rankin, Lewis Stevenson and Kurtis Byrne for the event which aims to encourage Scotland's various communities to celebrate diversity and tackle racism.
Staged for the first time at the club's Training Centre in East Lothian, the event marked the fifth major educational event to be staged by Hibernian FC in partnership with the campaign.
Talking to the packed-room of young people, Manager, John Hughes, commented: "We are all fully supportive of the work of Show Racism the Red Card. I think this type of event is fantastic for young people to attend not only meet role models in football but to learn about key values in life. There is no place in football nor in society for racism, we are all equal and should treat each other with respect."
Billy Singh, Campaign Manager of Show Racism The Red Card said: "We are delighted that Hibernian Football Club gave us the opportunity once again to speak to young people about racism. The campaign utilises the role model status of football players to deliver the anti-racist message and I'm sure the presence of the first team players and the Manger talking about racism will have a lasting impact on the young people."
The event included a screening of the Show Racism The Red Card Scotland film and a Q&A session on racism with the young attendees and the panel made up of Hibernian and the Show Racism The Red Card representatives. The anti-racist educational film was launched at Hampden Stadium earlier this year and includes interviews with Hibernian striker Abdessalam Benjelloun alongside Julie Fleeting, Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs.
A Hibernian FC spokesperson, added: "The Club continues to fully support the aims and objectives of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign. Education is the key to eradicating racism in the long term and we hope that our continued support and activity will go some way towards influencing attitudes in young people in a positive way."
Source: Hibernian FC