Newcastle United Show Racism the Red Card

With the 17/18 football season now well underway, Show Racism the Red Card are once again working with football clubs to help deliver our anti-racism education to young people all over the UK.

Each season SRtRC produce posters featuring as many teams as possible from England, Scotland & Wales, as they hold up our red cards to show their continued support of our campaign.

Show Racism the Red Card originated in the North East of England and Newcastle United FC were the first club to support our work. The 17/18 Newcastle United poster is now available and can be downloaded here

 

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SRtRC would like to say a big thank you to everyone at the club and NU Foundation for their support over the last 21 years!

 

Show Racism the Red Card back Anthony Ogogo

Boxer Anthony Ogogo was racially abused after watching Norwich City FC in their Tuesday night cup tie vs Arsenal FC at the Emirates Stadium.

The Canaries supporter was told to ‘Go back to your own country’ by a fellow Norwich City supporter who suspected him of being an Arsenal fan.

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Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) send their full support to Anthony and praise him for highlighting the incident. Here at SRtRC, we believe that if racism is not reported it will only continue to be expressed in both covert and overt ways. We would also like to praise Norwich City FC for their proactive response to this incident. As stated Norwich City Football Club take a zero-tolerance approach towards racism and discrimination of any kind. The campaign has worked with Norwich for many years and we know first-hand the vital work they do to make the Football Club, and Carrow Road, an inclusive and welcoming environment.

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Wear Red Day 2017

Everyone involved with Show Racism the Red Card has been overwhelmed by the response to Wear Red Day 2017 and we would therefore like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks to the thousands of you throughout the UK who supported the day. Your support makes a massive difference to the campaign and we hope that as a society, we all reap the rewards of anti-racism education.

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Brighton & Hove Albion FC host Show Racism the Red Card educational event

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On Thursday 12th October 2017, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) held an educational event at the American Express Community Stadium and worked in partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion FC & Albion in the Community to educate local young people about the dangers of racism. Over 80 young people from local primary schools attended the event which saw the Year 5/6’s take part in an educational workshop, watch the SRtRC educational film and then take part in a Q&A session with a panel of special guests.

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Young people from Brunswick Primary, Blackthorns Community Primary, West Blatchington Primary, Coombe Road Primary, Mouslecoomb Primary, Manor Field Primary, Balfour Primary and Lindield Primary School arrived at the American Express Community Stadium in the afternoon and headed to the room where they would spend the remainder of the afternoon. After a quick introduction to the afternoon the young people went into an educational workshop which was conducted by Education Workers, Shona and Francis, from SRtRC. The workshop made young people explore stereotypes and think critically about the way in which we stereotype. The young people engaged in thoughtful and honest conversation with their peers about the dangers of stereotyping. 

The young people further developed their understanding by watching the 22-minute Show Racism the Red Card educational film, which provides an excellent introduction to the subject of racism.

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The young people had been asked throughout the afternoon to start thinking of questions that they would like to ask the panel of special guests and with suspicion building among the young people of who might be attending the Q&A it was time to introduce the panel.

Ini Umotong and Laura Rafferty, who both play for the club’s FA Women’s Super League 2 team, joined the panel to answer questions from the young people. Also joining the panel was Brighton & Hove Albion FC Manager, Chris Hughton, who has been a long-time supporter of the campaign.

Young people from each school put forward a variety of questions to the panel regarding racism. When you were younger did you suffer from racism? What would you do if you suffered racism? How did racism affect your football? Were just a few examples of the questions that the panel were taking it in turn to answer. The panel explained to the young people what they should do if they experience racism and who they can report it to. The panel also provided brilliant advice on what each person can do to tackle racism. Prizes were given out to the three best questions asked to the panel. Albion in the Community kindly donated a prize that was given out to the best question asked on the day.

Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone at Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Albion in the Community for their support in organising the event and a special thank you to Paul Williams who made the event possible. The power of role-models to educate young people should never be underestimated, therefore, a massive thank you to Laura, Ini and Chris. A big thank you to the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) who continue to support the work of Show Racism the Red Card and make events like this possible. And finally, Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank all the young people for their honest engagement from start to finish.

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Fortnight of Action Scotland 2017

During October all Scottish Professional Football League teams, as well as the Scottish Women’s Premier League, Scottish Women’s Football League and Scottish Junior Super League teams showed their support for Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action during a match day action as a vehicle to deliver an Anti-Racism message to the community through the power of sport.

The Show Racism the Red Card actions weeks form part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE).

The Football People action weeks aims to unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination, Increases public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.

The action weeks challenge all forms of discrimination, promote integration values amongst youth and celebrate the input of all individuals that strive to make football a game for all, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what our beliefs are.

In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work, the ‘day of action’ helped our partnership clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing in this area.

Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the SPFL said: “Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance. Our clubs have supported Show Racism the Red Card since season 2003/2004 and once again, this united action in support of the campaign send out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all.”

Celtic Captain, Scott Brown said: “Celtic has been a club open to all since its formation in 1888. At all times we continue to send the strongest message that no forms of discrimination have any place in football or society.”

“Our club and the Celtic team are once again delighted to support this year’s Show Racism the Red Card campaign.”

Rangers Ambassador Mark Hateley said: “Rangers Football Club strives to promote social inclusion and encourages tolerance and understanding of the interests of all sectors of the community. The Club has worked closely with Show Racism the Red Card over a number of years and we are once again delighted to support the Fortnight of Action campaign.”

This year the Fortnight of Action was sponsored by the GMB Scotland, Unite the Union and PFA Scotland, and show Racism the Red Card would like to thank the GMB, Unite and the PFA for their continued support for the campaign. We would also like to express our gratitude to all Clubs who stood united with us against racism.