Mark Hateley and Barrie McKay joined pupils from Ibrox Primary to promote the anti-racism message.
“Rangers is delighted to once again show our support for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign. “The Club strives to promote social inclusion and encourage tolerance and understanding of the interests of all sectors of the community and we are pleased to be involved in this educational event with local primary schools at Ibrox.”
Rangers FC Club Ambassador Mark Hateley
The Show Racism the Red Card team were delighted to be able to visit Rangers Football Club on Wednesday 9th March to deliver an anti-racism educational event with local primary pupils from the Glasgow area.
During the afternoon session Show Racism the Red Card screened their anti-racism educational film, which features some of the game’s greatest players; Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. The pupils then had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to a guest panel. The panel included, Rangers legend Mark Hateley, first team player Barrie McKay, Show Racism the Red Cards Derek Ferguson, and Billy Singh, Walking Football Development Officer for Paths for All.
Nicola Hay Campaign Manager, Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“The dangers of racism are significant and education is vital in order that young people can recognise these and other forms of discrimination and be equipped to safely challenge them as they grow and develop.
“Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
“Rangers FC are strong supporters of the campaign and it is great to be able to bring local pupils along to such an iconic stadium to learn about anti-racism with strong role models, like Mark Hateley.”