Football Teams across Scotland, unite to take action against racism.
Between the 9th and 23rd of October, a number of professional, women’s, junior and local teams, took part in our fortnight of action. The clubs that were involved promoted our anti racism message through social media and through their websites by posting pictures and posting articles on the run up to the match that they took action on.
Before the match kicked off, there was a tannoy announcement, explaining what was about to happen. The starting 11 from each side, and match officials stood in a line, as they usually would before they shake hands and held up our red cards with the message “Show Racism the Red Card”. The men’s professional teams also wore a sticker transfer on their strips whilst the managers wore our Show Racism the Red Card badge to take action against racism.
Sean Dillon, ambassador for the Fortnight of Action, and club captain for Dundee United said, "Football can, and should be, a blueprint for a better society in that it brings people of different cultures, colours, and beliefs together on the field of play as equals. On behalf of my team mates and the Club, I appeal to you to embrace this idea and show racism the red card.”
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank every football club that took part in our annual Fortnight of Action. Across the country, every professional men’s team, 62 teams from the women’s league, and all 3 junior super leagues took part. Not to mention, a few local teams from across the country who took part.
Please click on the links below to our Facebook where you will find pictures from our Fortnight of Action: