The Scottish arm of Show Racism the Red Card is delighted to welcome Scottish football legend Craig Brown as ambassador.
Craig will be involved in promoting the charity’s campaigning and educational work to eradicate racism and sectarianism from football and wider society.
The organisation celebrates its tenth year of action in Scotland this year and one of Craig’s first roles will be hosting a Hall of Fame event, where those who have shown an exceptional commitment to tackling the issues, receive recognition. Craig himself received the accolade in 2004 alongside charity founder Shaka Hislop. Other recipients include Jim Duffy, Michael Weir, Derek Ferguson and Gary McKay who all still work with the campaign delivering the anti-racism and anti-sectarianism messages to young people throughout Scotland.
Craig, who received the Scottish Professional Footballer’s Association Special Merit Award earlier this week, said:
“As a long-standing patron of the charity I am delighted to become an ambassador for the campaign. I’m particularly looking forward to hosting the first ever Scottish Hall of Fame later in the year.”
Show Racism the Red Card was set up in Newcastle in 1995 as an anti-racism educational charity using the high-profile status of footballers to tackle racism and sectarianism. They now have additional offices in Scotland, Wales and the South of England. Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, who founded the campaign, said of the appointment:
“Craig has supported our charity since he was Scotland Manager and indeed helped us launch our campaign in Sweden. It is therefore a pleasure to have Craig Brown as our Scottish Ambassador and to have him help us organise our first ever Scottish Hall of Fame.
“Show Racism and Bigotry the Red Card have come along way in the last 10 years in Scotland, but we can never get complacent in tackling the issues.”
Pictured above: Craig Brown with the Show Racism the Red Card team and a selection of the campaigns Scottish Advisory Committee.