Newcastle United Head Coach Steve McClaren is Show Racism the Red Card's new honorary patron
"I have been aware of the charity's good work for many years and am delighted to add my name to such an excellent anti-racist education campaign."
Newcastle United FC Head Coach, Steve McClaren
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is proud to announce that former England manager Steve McClaren has agreed to become the campaign’s latest Honorary Patron.
Steve joins a group of managers, current and former players which includes Viv Anderson, John Barnes, Gary Lineker, Hope Powell and Cesc Fabregas.
Steve McClaren, Newcastle United FC Head Coach:
“I am proud to follow in the footsteps of Sir Bobby Robson and become a patron for Show Racism the Red Card. I have been aware of the charity's good work for many years and am delighted to add my name to such an excellent anti-racist education campaign.”
SRtRC uses the high profile of professional footballers to talk to young people about racism. Role-models can have a tremendously positive impact on the attitudes of young people to this issue.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said:
“Show Racism the Red Card was set up in January 1996 by Shaka Hislop, who was then at Newcastle United. Ever since then we have had fantastic support from Newcastle United and we are thrilled to have Steve McClaren as a patron. We look forward to working with Steve and his players throughout the 2015/16 season.”