Monday 21st February 2011 6.30pm to 8.30pm, refreshments provided.
Gary MacKay, Michael Weir, Derek Ferguson and Jim Duffy 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 the first event at Hamilton Park Race Course and 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 the event at Dundee FC.”
Ex-Hearts legend Gary MacKay said “ I really enjoyed taking part in the event at Spartans FC, it was a fantastic night and showed my continued support to 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 Monday 21st February 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 view the invite here and get in touch:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07947 544 004”.