Racist & Sectarian Incidents in Scottish Football, May 4th 2012
Racism and sectarianism are unacceptable in all aspects of society, including football and via social networking. We continue to campaign and educate against such behaviour.
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Show Racism the Red Card works proactively across Scotland with young people and adults to promote our anti-racism and anti-sectarianism messages.
When racist or sectarian incidents are thought to have occurred at football matches Show Racism the Red Card is proactive in promoting our strong anti-racism and anti-sectarianism stance.
However, we are an educational charity and not a policy making body. If you see or hear racist or sectarian incidents at football games it is important to make contact with the Police, Football Authorities and their clubs.
The Scottish Football Authorities and their clubs and players are major supporters of the campaign and work closely with us for our anti-racism and anti-sectarianism events: at their clubs; during our annual Fortnight of Action, and with our annual Creative Competition. This demonstrates their commitment to tackling racism and sectarianism and promoting equality and respect. The continued support they offer our campaign is invaluable.
Although we have come a long way, it is important not to become complacent: racist and sectarian incidents are still present in society and within football. During this season forr example, Rangers players Sone Aluko, Maurice Edu and Kyle Bartley have all been subjected to racist abuse. It is clear we still have a long way to go in eradicating racism and sectarianism from football and society; we all have a role to play.