SRtRC undertaking interviews with current professional footballers who will use their role model status to help educate young people about the dangers of racism
“When they are trying to challenge the opposition, maybe they think ‘what is it that I can do to hurt this person?’ and they don’t realise that they are hurting someone who is a human being like them.”
Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea FC and Spain
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) are close to completing an update the campaign’s central anti racism education film by interviewing current professional footballers keen to share their experiences and advice on the subject of racism.
Throughout the anti racism education charity’s 18 year history, SRtRC have used the profile and role model status of professional footballers to help engage young people in safe and non-judgmental discussions about racism and prejudice.
Thanks to sponsorship from Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers, filming for the updated anti-racism education film has begun; with the campign interviewing key players and managers from a number of professional clubs.
During the final round of interviews, SRtRC have spoken to Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara, Sunderland AFC and England striker Jermain Defoe and a host of England Womens players including captain Steph Houghton and star striker Eni Aluko.
Topics which we will be examined by the updated film include:
•Experiences of racism in society and how best to deal with it.
•Advice to young people suffering from racism.
•The benefits of working in a multi-cultural work environment.
•Islamophobia and public perceptions of Muslims
•Immigration: some positive stories of migration.
•Where does racism come from?
•Campaigning against racism.
Stay tuned to the website for further updates on progress with Show Racism the Red Card’s anti-racism education film. SRtRC would like to thank major sponsors Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers once again for their continue support.