Show Bigotry the Red Card, a new campaign started by Show Racism the Red Card will be screening their new educational film tackling sectarianism in Scotland called ‘Rivals not Enemies’ on Wednesday 1st September at Fir Park, Motherwell.
‘Rivals not Enemies’ features footballers Stephen Craigan, Scott McDonald, Barry Robson, Craig Gordon and Michael Stewart, alongside former SFA Chief Executive Gordon Smith, PFA Scotland Chief Executive Fraser Wishart and current Motherwell manager Craig Brown. Elaine C Smith also appears in the film in which she says, “There is more that binds us than divides us.”
A young audience of school pupils and students will attend the event and it will be a unique opportunity for them to provide feedback on the film and to stimulate an open an honest debate on the issue of sectarianism in Scotland. Also participating in the debate will be Fraser Wishart and former Old Firm players Derek Ferguson and Jim Duffy.
Elio Ajmone, Project Manager for Show Bigotry the Red Card, said: “The new campaign is a great opportunity for our organisation to challenge a very relevant and long-standing form of intolerance in Scottish society. The new educational material that we have produced will hopefully help raise awareness and stimulate debate on the issue of sectarianism in Scotland. With this new campaign we aim to target fans of all ages and club allegiances and ultimately encourage them to support their team and celebrate their identity in a positive manner. Our intent is to challenge negative attitudes and behaviours, whether at home or in public spaces, and to ask football fans to come on board and help us promote positive messages in society.”