Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League Clubs Show Racism and Bigotry the Red Card
This weekend and next 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.
To ensure the fortnight is as high profile as possible, clubs will take the following action:
• Every club will take action at a home game within the fortnight.
• All home clubs strips will carry a Show Racism and Bigotry the Red Card branded badge throughout the Fortnight of Action fixtures.
•Players will wear Show Racism and Bigotry the Red Card t-shirts at training sessions leading up to, and throughout the pre-match warm up at their home game.
• Every club will recommend a player as an ambassador for the Fortnight and publicise this on their website and in their match day programme, complemented by a statement highlighting their continued support to the anti-racism and anti-sectarianism messages.
• Double sided cards will be used for the players’ and match officials action before kick-off, one side of the card will carry the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ message and the reverse side will carry the ‘Show Bigotry the Red Card’ message. This will be complemented by either a pre-recorded tannoy announcement from the clubs Fortnight of Action Ambassador or a statement read out by the match commentator, reinforcing the clubs support for the key messages being promoted. This will be a strong stance for all to see that there is no place for racism and sectarianism in football or society.
• Where possible, score boards and stadium hoardings at each fixture across the fortnight will carry Show Racism and Bigotry the Red Card branding, which will further promote the key messages.
• Show Racism and Bigotry the Red Card pin badges will be worn by all SPL and SFL Managers and Coaches during every fixture across the fortnight, and during any press conferences and media interviews.
All of the above will showcase the football authorities and their club's commitment to tackling racism and sectarianism both in football and society. Show Racism the Red Card is extremely grateful for the continued support and commitment received from the Scottish Football Authorities, football clubs and their players, PFA Scotland, trade unions, the Scottish Government and many more, to tackle racism and sectarianism in football and society.