We wish to see a Scotland free of racism and must condemn all incidences of racism across social networking sites, in football and wider society.
Online racism is as serious and damaging as face-to-face racism and the comments made by Mr Griffiths were totally unacceptable. We feel the negative reaction to these tweets are indicative that the majority of people in Scotland are in agreement with us. Mr Griffiths appears to have realised the grave error he made and apologised to both Mr Iqbal and the general public. He’ll now face possible punishment by his club and the Scottish Football Authorities.
Show Racism the Red Card are not a policy-making or punative body but hope the matter can be dealt with swiftly and commensurately by the relevant authorities. We’d also wish this incident to serve as a reminder that racism cannot and will not be tolerated in Scottish society and we all have a role to play in challenging its many forms.