On Sunday 12th October all teams in the Scottish Women’s Premier League and the Scottish Women’s Football Leagues took action against racism as part of Show Racism the Red Cards annual Fortnight of Action.
Show Racism the Red Card held is first ‘Weekend of Action’ in 2004 during which Scottish Premier League teams participated. We are delighted that 10 years on the Weekend of Action has grown into a Fortnight of Action is going from strength to strength and more clubs are getting involved. This year 62 SWPL and SWFL clubs participated.
The Fortnight of Action coincides with Football Against Racism in Europe’s Action weeks. Across Europe between 9th and 23rd October football fans, community groups, schools, and grassroots clubs will be making a stand against racism and discrimination.
SWPL and SWFL clubs who took part in the action posted a website article promoting their clubs commitment to tackling racism through their engagement with SRtRC’s Fortnight of Action, highlighting activities which took place during fixtures on the 12th October to promote anti-racism.
The players (starting XI) of both teams and match officials in each game gathered in position for the pre-match handshake each holding a large red card in the air with the message ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ on both sides.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank all SWPL and SWFL clubs that took part in this years Fortnight of Action uniting in sending out clear messages of anti-racism and anti-discrimination.
To view pictures from this years Fortnight of Action click here