Racism in Scottish Football

Show Racism the Red Card are shocked and saddened to see a number of allegations of racist abuse towards players in Scottish Football over recent weeks.

Derek McInnes, Scott Sinclair, Stephen Robinson and Shay Logan have all spoken out and we welcome the swift Police action in response to the incident at Tynecastle at the weekend. We applaud the firm statements from Hearts FC and Falkirk FC who have both always been firm supporters of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

There is no place for racism in Scotland or Scottish Football and we encourage anyone who witnesses racism or experiences racism to tell a steward or call Police Scotland on 101 or report to the relevant footballing authority, e.g the SPFL or SFA.

A full and thorough investigation is required into each of these incidents and SRtRC would always advocate for education to be part of any action that may be taken.

Such behaviour has no place in a progressive Scotland. Racist attitudes are often supported by misinformation, therefore education and the opportunity to talk openly and honestly about these issues is needed now more than ever.

Show Racism the Red Card is actively seeking to meet with Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sports and Wellbeing in Scotland to discuss how we can work with the Scottish Government and footballing authorities to tackle racism head on within the game.