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.

Falkirk Fans Show Racism the Red Card

This weekend, Falkirk FC fans will Show Racism the Red Card by holding up ‘Falkirk FC says no to racism’ placards.

Show Racism the Red Card highly commends the fans on their proactive approach after allegations of racism directed towards Dennon Lewis.

Falkirk FC and the Bairns Trust have been long standing supporters of Show Racism the Red Card.

Read the full story here: https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/sport/football/falkirk-fc/anti-racism-protest-from-falkirk-supporters-planned-this-weekend-1-4839956

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.

SRtRC call for Respect

Show Racism the Red Card urge Scotland fans to extend their usual warm welcome to fans of the Israeli national team and their players. 

The FIFA and UEFA backed campaigns of “No to racism” have been established for many years now and is an important message from the very top of the game.  

However, the real change in football has come from ground level where football fans and players have united in support of the anti-racism message “Show Racism the Red Card”.  

We condemn all anti-semitism and will continue to fight against it.

Whilst progress has been significant, there is a rise of racism in UK society and we have to remain vigilant to ensure it is not allowed to grow in football and it remains the beautiful game, for all.”