In the same week that Fraizer attended a Show Racism the Red Card event, he received racist abuse online
Fraizer Campbell with teammate David Meyler at SRtRC Event
Fraizer Campbell (@fraizercampbell) re-tweeted a racist message he received, calling it "disgraceful", alongside a photograph he had taken at a Show Racism the Red card event earlier this week.
Craig Bankhead, North East Education Manager said:
“Show Racism the Red Card condemns all forms of racism. The communication sent to Fraizer Campbell on Twitter is appalling and should be dealt with accordingly by the authorities.
“As we’ve seen recently in the case of the racism aimed at Sammy Ameobi on Twitter, racism is an issue that is taken seriously by the police.
“Fraizer is a big supporter of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign and, as reported by the Sunderland Echo, he attended an event at the Stadium of Light last week educating young people about racism. Educating people about racism is the only way we can prevent ignorant comments like this from happening in future.”
Lorraine Pascale, TV Chef (@lorrainepascale) has also received a horrific racist message on Twitter this weekend. She thanked her followers for their "incredible" support and commented, "It has been reported and the boys at the Met Police say they are all over it."
Show Racism the Red Card commends Lorraine, Fraizer and Sammy for taking action against this abuse. Racist name calling is extremely damaging and it is important that, as a society, we do not tolerate racism. High profile figures are in a strong position to set a good example and report racism. When young people are targetted with racist abuse - or any other forms of discrimination - online, they do not have the benefit of thousands of fans who can support and back them. This can leave young people feeling vulnerable, scared and isolated by these comments. It is vital they see that this is not something they should put up with and that action will be taken if they report such incidents.
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