Pupils from Quarry Brae and St Michael’s Primary Schools, Glasgow City attended for a day of Show Racism the Red Card activities.
“As a footballer, I recognise how important it is that we come together as a team regeardless of culture,colour or belief. On behalf of my team mates and the Club, I urge you to always show racism the red card.”
Efe Ambrose, Celtic FC
The day was designed to promote messages of equality and respect, allowing the young people to explore their views and knowledge about racism in a safe environment.
The young people took part in a workshops in the morning exploring the meaning of racism and the consequences of stereotyping. This was followed by a stadium tour with staff from Celtic FC.
In the afternoon the young people were joined by Celtic players, Efe Ambrose and Stuart Armstrong and special guest PC Stephen Canale from Police Scotland and the young people got the opportunity to act as journalists and participate in a “press conference” with them. The young journalists asked some tough questions about the best ways to tackle racism but the panel did a great job of promoting the message that we all have a role to play in challenging racism.
Efe Ambrose from Celtic FC said: “As a footballer, I recognise how important it is that we come together as a team regeardless of culture,colour or belief. On behalf of my team mates and the Club, I urge you to always show racism the red card.”
Vicki Burns, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card said: “The continued support from Celtic FC demonstrates their clear commitment to stamping our racism in football and our society. This kind of work equips young people to deal with racist attitudes and behaviours.”
The educational event was the last of our season’s programme of club events. We have worked with 557 young people in this setting this year at events with Dundee United, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Kilmarnock, St. Johnstone, Hibs and Hearts Football Clubs.