Tottenham and England striker has supported the campaign for a number of years and was inducted into the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame this season.
Events over the last two seasons have show that we have a long way to go to rid football of racism, but a campaign started by my former team mate Shaka Hislop is going along way to help make this goal a reality.
Jermain Defoe, Tottenham and England striker and SRtRC patron
As the 2012/13 season draws to a close, Jermain Defoe took time out to send a message of support to Show Racism the Red Card, highlighting the importance of tackling racism in football and society.
Defoe, who provided winners of the Show Racism the Red Card Schools competition from Elmwood Infants School in Croydon with places at his prestigious summer football camp, said:
“As a long standing patron of Show Racism the Red Card, I was honoured to enter the Hall of Fame this year. The SRtRC Hall of Fame contains some of the most respected football players, managers and other role models in the UK and indeed the world.
I was also happy to be able to help this years’ school competition by providing prizes and will meet the young winners. Thanks also to the FA for providing the price of match tickets to the next England game at Wembley.
Events over the last two seasons have show that we have a long way to go to rid football of racism, but a campaign started by my former team mate Shaka Hislop is going along way to help make this goal a reality.”
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank Jermain for his continued support with the campaign and wishes him all the best for the 2013/14 season.
Show Racism the Red Card and Kick It Out School Competition Awards Ceremony