Players in SPFL stand together to SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD
26 October 2020
Before kick-off, players involved in all SPFL fixtures this weekend stood together and called for an end to racism in football and society. The action organised by the charity Show Racism the Red Card is an opportunity for all clubs in Scotland to show their support for the year-round, anti-racist education work in schools, workplaces, grassroots and youth football clubs.
The action shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football in eradicating racism and discrimination in all its forms from our game. In addition, the action raises awareness of the charity’s work in Scotland. Show Racism the Red Card Scotland works with around 50,000 young people annually. Numbers show that in Scotland, 81% showed increased confidence in identifying and safely challenging racism after workshops with their team of education workers and ex-pros.
Our project partner Rangers FC wrote on their website; “we have heard of many instances where supporters have been proactive in promoting the anti-racism message, making it clear that racism and discrimination are not welcome at Rangers Football Club. We would like to thank you”.
Ranger players Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey are Rangers’ joint-ambassadors and the young players are proud to promote the anti-racism message.
Patterson said: “It is so important that at Rangers we are committed to confronting all forms of discrimination and the club’s Everyone Anyone campaign highlights the great work being done to promote inclusion and celebrate diversity.”
Bassey added: “Since joining Rangers in the summer I have been able to see for myself what the club is doing to eradicate racism and discrimination. Everyone Anyone is a fantastic campaign and it is something we as players will always back and support along with Show Racism the Red Card.”
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