SRtRC Honorary President reveals new Annual Review introduction.
Each year as I review the campaign’s results and projections I grow increasingly impressed with the work done by all of you - the workers, coaches and volunteers, who give their time, intellect and creativity in pursuit of an ideal.
As always, Show Racism the Red Card's Honorary President, Shaka Hislop, kicks off the 2014 Annual Review with a heartfelt message.
"With the growing debate around Islamophobia, and more recently immigration continuing to generate tabloid headlines, the question of the role of sport in crafting a better society persists.
"Ever since the first day I began touring schools in the North-East, the sternest of critics would always question the relationship between football and society. The timing of recent allegations surround Malky Mackay, and the astounding LMA response, shows the ignorance of the issues and the undeniable link between what people may say publicly, how easily they contradict themselves privately.
"Across the pond in the
"The acceptance of such discourse as “casual banter” continues to fester and manifest itself as miscommunication and falsehood. The falsehoods relied on by those wanting to prey on those who arrive in the
"The playing field that campaigns such as SRtRC operate on has never been even. While the need for SRtRC is clearly more compelling than it seems, the task is becoming even more daunting. Each year as I review the campaign’s results and projections I grow increasingly impressed with the work done by all of you - the workers, coaches and volunteers, who give their time, intellect and creativity in pursuit of an ideal. I remain totally in awe of those students who express themselves through their artwork, the writing, and their willingness to shape their own futures. And a huge thank you goes to the footballers, who volunteer their own time, in support of us all.
"The year has shown us that sport can shape the wider world. Let that shape be one that we can all be proud of."
Honorary President, Show Racism the Red Card
Look out for our Annual Review 2014, available soon.