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.

Racist abuse allegedly directed at Celtic's Scott Sinclair by Aberdeen FC fan

Show Racism the Red Card Scotland are saddened to see a video that allegedly shows an Aberdeen FC fan racially abuse Celtic’s Scott Sinclair just before he takes a penalty at the weekend’s League Cup Final at Hampden Park.

 

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.

 

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 Scotland calls on Heart of Midlothian FC to take action on Tommy Robinson Chant Video

Show Racism the Red Card Scotland call on Heart of Midlothian FC to act on a video that has gone viral of Hearts fans wearing Tommy Robinson masks and chanting the EDL founders name. There is no place for the EDL in Scottish football and Show Racism the Red Card England, Scotland and Wales have always worked with football clubs to expose the EDL and its counterparts and make football fans aware of its true racist and aggressive nature. Heart of Midlothian FC must assure its fans that any racist behaviour is condemned by the club and action will be taken against those demonstrating racist behaviour.

Racism is still a very real problem in Scotland and we cannot be complacent around the EDL and their Scottish subsidiaries. Both the EDL and SDL claim to be nonviolent and not racist however demonstrations descend into violence and promote Islamophobic and generally racist agendas. We urge the football clubs, fans and members of the public to call out their behaviour and reinforce the anti- English Defence League message not just in football but also in our country.