SRtRC Honorary Patron will be amongst celebrities taking part in fundraising match - 17th September 2012
(Jason Euell: pictured at a SRtRC Hall of Fame event in 2008)
Jason Euell spoke exclusively to The Independent on Saturday 15th September about racism in football and why he is participating in a celebrity football match to raise funds for Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC)
The former striker talked about the incident in September 2009 when he was racially abused by a Stoke City supporter. The man shouted racist abuse at him and then Jason confronted him.
"I started having a go at this guy," Euell reflected. "My major issue was obviously with him, but also those that were around him. They didn't do enough to say to that person that what he was saying wasn't right. A lot of them sat there and watched me argue.
"It is still a sensitive subject to mention. When it is regarding colour, people tend to sit back at times instead of coming out to say how they feel. It shouldn't matter what colour, creed or sex you are."
After the man had finally been ejected, one supporter approached Euell to explain that the perpetrator was not a "regular" watcher of Stoke; a notion of defence that is absurd, the player says. "It's not the issue whether he is a regular fan, it should not make a difference. It is a minority, but they are tarnishing the club you support."
Read the full article on The Independent website, actor Tamer Hassan who has organised the celebrity match which will take place at Bromley FC on Sunday 23rd September, also talks about why he is supporting SRtRC.