Show Racism the Red Card were extremely disappointed to hear that 17 year old East Stirlingshire full-bank, Jordan Tapping, suffered racist abuse during their away fixture with Peterhead FC on Saturday 1st of March
Show Racism the Red Card were extremely disappointed to hear that 17 year old East Stirlingshire full-bank, Jordan Tapping, suffered racist abuse during their away fixture with Peterhead FC on Saturday 1st of March. Taunts and chants of a racist nature were allegedly heard from the home fans.
Several players from both teams alerted the referee and the head steward approached the crowd at one point. However, Jordan had to be substituted as the taunting and chanting was so upsetting. Both clubs have released statements condemning the behaviour. The match report is due to be submitted to the Scottish Professional Football League today (Monday) and Police Scotland are investigating the incident.
Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland by telephoning 101.
Show Racism the Red Card cannot stress enough how unacceptable this type of behaviour is; racism in any form is damaging. Here, we have a young man unable to carry out his job on Saturday due to racial abuse. The perpetrators are subject to criminal investigation and the club they claim to support may suffer too.
Our full support goes to Jordan, his family and the two football clubs as they deal with this incident. Ending racist attitudes is a journey with education and understanding at the centre.
Show Racism the Red Card are available to run anti-racist and anti-sectarianism workshops in a variety of settings. Please contact Dee Matthew, Education Coordinator on 0141 222 2058.