Tony Higgins is a long standing Show Racism the Red Card supporter
This weekend will see all professional football clubs make a stand against both racism and sectarianism to show thier continued support for Show Racism the Red Card's anti-racism and anti-sectarianism messages, as part of the campaign's annual Fortnight of Action.
Scotland should be proud of their campaign, says Tony Higgins. The players’ union leader played professional football with Partick Thistle, Morton and Stranraer before becoming chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association Scotland and that led to him becoming involved on a worldwide stage.
However, he keeps a watchful eye on his homeland and Higgins said: “Not only do FIFPro endorse Show Racism the Red Card, I take a personal interest in it as a lot of the campaign was developed here and is now used elsewhere. The model is popular as it generates high exposure for a low cost and, while we should be proud of what has been achieved, we should not be complacent.
“You can never stop working in this area. England is one of the leading countries in the fight against racism and you would not have predicted the problems they have experienced. You would have thought that problems between players were gone but they have popped up and taken everyone by surprise. That is why you can never be complacent.”
Read Tony Higgins full article on the Scotsman online here.