The Dundee FC / Show Racism the Red Card educational seminar took place at the start of the month.
On Thursday 01 April, the Show Racism the Red Card team visited Dens Park Stadium to deliver an anti-racist educational seminar in partnership with Dundee FC to Primary 7 pupils from 3 local schools.
Pupils from Saint Peter and Paul’s Primary School, Dens Road Primary School and Rosebank Primary School attended 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 Dundee FC stars – Lee Griffiths and Barry Smith.
Ex-professional footballers and now Show Racism the Red Card Sessional coaches Gary MacKay and Michael Weir also attended to lend their support to the anti-racist message by speaking to the pupils. Local politicians Jim McGovern MP and Cllr Jim Barrie also joined in alongside Jim Thompson, the club’s General Manager.
Billy Singh, Campaign Manager with Show Racism the Red Card said ”Dundee FC have been long-term supporters of the campaign, we return to Dens Park every season to work with the club on these very engaging anti-racist educational days. It is clear that the young people of Dundee want to support their club and grow up in a city free from racist prejudice.”
Councillor Jim Barrie said “Events like these are very important to show children that racism is something that is not accepted in Scotland. Football players, in particular, come from all over the world to play in Scottish teams, and are heroes to children and adults alike. The youngsters of today can lead the way to eradicate racism completely in Scotland, in or out of the stadium.”
Laura Hayes, Club Secretary and Dundee FC said ”This event is now an annual fixture in our season, Dundee FC enjoy the opportunity to demonstrate to our fans that this club is open and welcome to all sections of our community.”
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank the school pupils and their teachers for attending and all those that made this event possible.
This event was sponsored by UNISON Scotland.