During October all Scottish Professional Football League teams, as well as the Scottish Women’s Premier League, Scottish Women’s Football League and Scottish Junior Super League teams showed their support for Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action during a match day action as a vehicle to deliver an Anti-Racism message to the community through the power of sport.
The Show Racism the Red Card actions weeks form part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE).
The Football People action weeks aims to unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination, Increases public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.
The action weeks challenge all forms of discrimination, promote integration values amongst youth and celebrate the input of all individuals that strive to make football a game for all, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what our beliefs are.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work, the ‘day of action’ helped our partnership clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing in this area.
Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the SPFL said: “Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance. Our clubs have supported Show Racism the Red Card since season 2003/2004 and once again, this united action in support of the campaign send out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all.”
Celtic Captain, Scott Brown said: “Celtic has been a club open to all since its formation in 1888. At all times we continue to send the strongest message that no forms of discrimination have any place in football or society.”
“Our club and the Celtic team are once again delighted to support this year’s Show Racism the Red Card campaign.”
Rangers Ambassador Mark Hateley said: “Rangers Football Club strives to promote social inclusion and encourages tolerance and understanding of the interests of all sectors of the community. The Club has worked closely with Show Racism the Red Card over a number of years and we are once again delighted to support the Fortnight of Action campaign.”
This year the Fortnight of Action was sponsored by the GMB Scotland, Unite the Union and PFA Scotland, and show Racism the Red Card would like to thank the GMB, Unite and the PFA for their continued support for the campaign. We would also like to express our gratitude to all Clubs who stood united with us against racism.