Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger was formerly inducted into the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame with a special presentation taking place before last weekend’s fixture with Hull City AFC at the Emirates Stadium.
Mr Wenger was presented with his award in recognition of his support for Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) by Tim Roache, General Secretary of the GMB and Liz Snape, Assistant General Secretary of UNISON; both organisations are key sponsers of SRtRC . Tim & Liz were joined in presenting Arsene with his award by former Arsenal midfielder and SRtRC patron Paul Davis.
The presentation was organised as part of the fixture dedicated to the Arsenal for Everyone initiative. Representatives from SRtRC were joined by staff from Stonewall & KickItOut to take part in the celebrations.
Arsene Wenger joins a long and distinguished list of football stars and celebrities who have made an outstanding contribution to the charity, including former Arsenal players David O’Leary and Perry Groves, and the late Graham Taylor OBE.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said:
“Arsene Wenger has been involved in ensuring the Arsenal players are active in our campaign since 1997. Arsenal players have taken part in our films, presented prizes to our young competition winners and attended events at both Highbury and the Emirates."
“Players involved include: Mark Overmars, Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright, Rachel Yankey, Faye White, Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs.”
“Managers play a vital role in our anti-racism education campaign by encouraging their player to get involved. Arsene Wenger has used his management post to both do this and take part in our films