Come along and have your say on the issues of sectarianism and religious bigotry in Scottish football.
Gary MacKay, Michael Weir and Derek Ferguson are encouraging football fans to give their own personal views and experiences on the subject. Show Bigotry the Red Card is a new strand of the well-established Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
Derek Ferguson participated in a highly successful event in Hamilton last month. Derek said “Our first supporters event was a great opportunity for fans of all allegiances to have a say on the issue of sectarianism in football and society. They welcomed the opportunity to voice their opinions and inform the campaign on how to address such a serious concern. I encourage fans to come along to our next event at Spartans FC.”
Ex-Hearts legend Gary MacKay said “ I am really looking forward to taking part in this fantastic night and supporting Show Bigotry the Red Card. These issues need to be talked about and this is a great way of engaging with the fans. There is no place for sectarianism or religious bigotry in football or in society.”
Fans coming along to the event on Thursday 18th November can expect an exciting night of open and frank discussion and a chance to put their questions to the panel. Fans will also get the chance to see “Rivals not Enemies” a short film with fans, current players and Scottish personalities giving there views on sectarianism and religious bigotry.
Elio Ajmone, Project Manager for Show Bigotry the Red Card, said: “The new campaign is a great opportunity for our organisation to challenge a very relevant and long-standing form of intolerance in Scottish society. Our intent is to challenge negative attitudes and behaviours, whether at home or in public spaces, and to ask football fans to come on board and help us promote positive messages in society. I would ask anyone interested in attending to get in touch by writing to email@example.com or phone 07947 544 004”.