This weekend will see the Scottish Football League, Scottish Cup Second Round, Scottish Womens Premier League and Scottish Womens Football League show their support to the Show Racism the Red Card Fortnight of Action.
Before kick off this weekend, clubs playing at every IRN-BRU Scottish Football League fixtures, Scottish Cup ties, Scottish Womens Premier League and Scottish Womens Football League fixtures will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and in society. Players in over 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network against racism and discrimination.
Show Racism the Red Card has received excellent support from football clubs, football authorities and football fans the length and breadth of Scotland and we would like to thank you for this. It has not been without it’s challenges though and we urge fans to continue to support the anti-racist message. We have heard of many instances where real supporters have turned on racist fans making it clear that they are not welcome at their club.
Within football racism has been directed towards players who were born in Scotland and who elected to play for the Republic of Ireland. The campaign will continue to speak to all football clubs, the football authorities and the police to eradicate all forms of racist behaviour.
If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to stewards or police.
The Scottish Premier League Weekend of Action will take place on the 30th/31st October 2010.