Premier League Champions amongst first clubs to take image for SRtRC posters - 12th September 2012
Manchester City is the first Premier League club of the 2012/13 season to send a squad image to the campaign with players holding up red cards. The image will be turned into a poster for free distribution.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is a charity established in 1996 that uses the high profile of professional footballers and other role-models to educate young people about racism.
SRtRC Chief Executive Ged Grebby said “Manchester City has supported SRtRC for over 10 years and one of the key ways clubs can publicly show their support is by providing images for our posters which are given away by the campaign and by clubs free of charge.
“It is excellent news that the Champions are among the first clubs to send their image to us this season and we hope to have the posters printed very soon.”
Manchester City has also assisted the campaign with interviews for their educational resources. City star James Milner will appear on the new SRtRC educational film to be released this autumn, which will be seen by young people throughout the UK.
“Players can have a really positive impact on young people’s attitudes to racism”, said Ged. “To have players like James speak out against racism in sport and society helps SRtRC get our message across in an effective way.
“Hopefully over the course of 2012-13 we will be able to add some more interviews with MCFC players about racism to our YouTube channel.”