Show Racism the Red Card visit Falkirk Stadium for another excellent anti-racist seminar.
As the season progresses, Show Racism the Red Card continue their tour of football stadiums across the UK. On Wednesday 03 March, the team visited Falkirk Stadium to deliver an anti-racist educational seminar in partnership with Falkirk FC, Falkirk Council to local schools.
Pupils from Ladeside Primary School, Lauriston Primary School and St Andrews Primary School will attend the event which will feature a screening of the Show Racism the Red Card (Scotland) film followed by an anti-racist Q & A session with a panel featuring Falkirk FC players Jack Compton and Josh Wagenaar. The young people will be have the opportunity to have their Falkirk FC / Show Racism the Red Card posters signed and will also receive a Red Card magazine featuring interviews with players such as Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand and Julie Fleeting.
Billy Singh, Campaign Manager with Show Racism the Red Card said ”As we travel across Scotland delivering these anti-racist sessions, it is clear that Scotland’s young people are keen to engage with anti-racist education. Football players and clubs have a high profile across the UK and when they use that profile to send out a positive message, people listen. We are very pleased to be back at Falkirk Stadium and look forward to continuing to work with the club and it’s fans.”
Dr Alex Waddell, Falkirk Council's Convener of Education said: “We are fully behind the campaign that delivers a very important message to our young people. Racism has no place in our society and the Show Racism The Red Card organisation is very effective at getting this important point across to school children in a way that appeals to them.”
Steven Pressley, Manager of Falkirk FC, said “As a team made up of players from many different countries and cultures, we are delighted to host this event at the Falkirk Stadium. We believe that racism has no place in football or in society in general”
This event was supported by UNISON Scotland.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank all those that made this event possible and such an engaging way of working with the local schools. We would especially like to thank the pupils of Ladeside Primary School, St Andrews Primary School and Lauriston Primary School for their excellent input.