Coaches, referees and spectators all joined the 16,000 young people to Show Racism the Red Card
‘Football should be inclusive. When young people do it themselves, so there is nothing finer than that. Then we know that there is hope'
Yngve Hallen - Soccer President
On Tuesday 28th July at exactly 15:47 the referees whistle halted play during all Norwegian cup matches which were being played at Ekebergsletta. Foul play, offsides or substitutions were not the cause for the delay in play, it was in fact the signal for players, coaches, referees and spectators to unite on the pitch and Show Racism the Red Card.
Ekebergsletta a venue which is located south east of downtown Oslo hosts the Norway Cup. The Norway Cup is an event where friendship, respect and tolerance are the main focus and it is played in a venue which is free of discrimination and unfair treatment. In total 39 games stopped exactly at 15:47 for participants and spectators to send a strong message that there is no place for racism in football.
Former England and Liverpool player, Phil Thompson, was also in attendance and showed his support for Show Racism the Red Card.