The Annual Fortnight of Action for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign is currently underway for 2012 (12th-31st October), and St Johnstone Football Club are once again actively involved in the initiative that spreads the message that any form of racism is not to be tolerated.
All Scottish professional football clubs are taking part in the campaign, including Saints. The Perth & Kinross Community Safety Partnership and the local branch of UNISON will be renewing their joint sponsorship of the trackside billboard at McDiarmid Park today (Friday 19th October 2012).
Supporters will also receive St Johnstone ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ squad posters which have also been funded by the Community Safety Partnership, prior to Saints home game against Kilmarnock on Saturday 20 October.
The posters will also be issued to schools throughout Perth and Kinross as part of the successful schools anti-racism workshop programme, delivered by Saints Community Coaches and members of the Show Racism the Red Card educational team.
Community Safety Convener Councillor Douglas Pover commented: "I am delighted that we are coming together again with St Johnstone and UNISON to show support for this extremely valuable initiative. Racism is never acceptable and Show Racism the Red Card gets that message across to people of all ages, and particularly our children and young people, through the medium of football."
Pictured above - L to R
Back Row:- Roddy Grant (St Johnstone FC), David McPhee (Perth & Kinross Council), Councillor Douglas Pover, Atholl Henderson (St Johnstone FC)
Front Row:- David McCracken (St Johnstone FC), Jamie Adams (St Johnstone FC), Patrick Cregg (St Johnstone FC), Shona Sinclair (P&K Unison), Grant Mackie (P&K Unison) and Steve Brown (St Johnstone FC)