Emmerson Boyce and Victor Moses joined us for an anti-racism educational event at the Latics
Show Racism the Red Card patron Emmerson Boyce and Victor Moses
shared an anti-racism message with pupils from Sacred Heart Primary School.
View footage of the event on our YouTube channel.
The young people visited the DW Stadium to take part in an educational workshop, exploring issues of racism and the dangers of accepting stereotypes. They also watched the Show Racism the Red Card DVD which features some of the game’s greatest players talking about their experiences and offering advice on how to deal with, and combat, racism whenever it occurs.
The young people then had the chance to pose their own questions on the subject to Emmerson Boyce and Victor Moses during a Q and A session, held in the Press Room. A lively discussion ensued, which helped the audience to understand the impact of racism and what they can do to stop it. Prizes were awarded to the young people who asked the best questions, with everyone receiving a signed Wigan Athletic poster.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive at Show Racism the Red Card said:
“Show Racism the Red Card is a leading anti-racism campaign, working with footballers as positive role models for young people. We are delighted to be working with Wigan Athletic for this event; it illustrates the club’s commitment to tackling racism and shows young people that there is no room for racism in football or in society. One of the best ways to overcome racist attitudes is for role models, such as professional footballers, to engage with young people on the issues and present an anti-racist message. We are really grateful to Emmerson and Victor for attending and sharing this message with the pupils from Sacred Heart.”
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank the club for their support in organising this event, particularly Wes Partington, Tom Flower and Ed Jones.
There is also a report about the event on the Wigan Athletic website.