On Tuesday 19th June, Luther Blissett and Show Racism the Red Card will officially launch the anti-racism educational charity’s England poster for the 2018 World Cup.
The launch will take place in partnership with UNISON at the Trade Union’sNational Delegate Conference at the Brighton Centre.
The former England international striker and patron of Show Racism the Red Card will help launch the poster featuring Manager Gareth Southgate and the England squad holding up red cards to demonstrate their anti-racism stance.
SRtRC Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, said
“Show Racism the Red Card are again indebted to Gareth Southgate and the England team for taking the time to endorse an anti-racism message just before they set off for the World Cup in Russia.
SRtRC posters are one of our most popular resources and we are now aiming to distribute over 100,000 copies of the poster across the country.
We wish the England team well in the World Cup and thank them for again using their profile to help spread the message that racism has no place in either football or society.”
"We are also extremely grateful to Luther for his many years of support for the campaign and for all of his work to challenge racism throughout his career"
The poster also features a winning piece of artwork from this year's SRtRC National School Competition. The artwork, produced by Aman Hussain of Green Lane Primary Academy, Middlesbrough, was selected as a winner in the Year 5-6 Artwork Category and was highly commended by the judges for it's powerful and contemporary message.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank the following campaign supporters for their generous sponsorship of the poster. The funding provided have made it possible to produce 100,000 copies of the poster for distribution to young people and adults throughout England.
UNISON, National Education Union, Unite the Union, GMB, Professional Footballers Association, NASUWT, Usdaw, Liverpool City Council, Unite the Union WEST MIDLANDS, Sefton CVS, Vera Baird QC Police Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg Durham Police & Crime Commissioner, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, UIA Insurance, CWU, Unite the Union NORTH EAST, YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE, David Keane Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, RMT, Union Insurance Services, Bedfordshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Epping Forest District Council, Hardy Evans LTD, Liverpool City Region, GMB LONDON REGION, Merseyrail, Stagecoach, GMB BIRMINGHAM AND WEST MIDLANDS, Unite the Union IRELAND REGION