Footballers played their part in educating children about ‘showing racism the red card’ at Kenilworth Road.
The young people were given a tour of the stadium during the event organised by Show Racism the Red Card, a charity which uses high profile professional footballers as anti-racist role models.
It marked the launch of a programme of work which will see the charity delivering around 60 workshops in Luton schools.
The young people who asked the best questions won match tickets donated by the club. All the young people left with a goodie bag of Hatters and Show Racism the Red Card resources.
Danny Crow said: “I grew up with people being racist and it’s not a nice thing. I hope we can kick racism out of football.”
Cllr Joan Bailey said: “The Show Racism the Red Card campaign has already been hugely successful across the country and it is great that it is making its way into Luton’s schools to help raise awareness.”
Others at the event included ex-Charlton Athletic player Paul Mortimer, footballer Dan Gerrard and Scottish actor Atta Yaqub.
[Source: Luton & Dunstable Express, 3 April 2011]
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone who attended the event for such a fantastic day and particular thanks to Luton Town FC and Luton Borough Council. We look forward to working with more local school school pupils in the coming months.