This weekend sees clubs all over Scotland show their support for the education charity, Show Racism The Red Card.
We have supported the charities message of tolerance and inclusion for a number of years and just because we aren’t playing at the moment, that doesn’t change.
Show Racism The Red Card work all year round in schools, workplaces, grassroots and youth football and the prison service to educate young people and adults on challenging prejudice and stereotypes, using the power of football as a positive way to instigate conversation on anti-racism.
Still today, many experience this disproportionately due to the colour of their skin.
Last year in Scotland, 81% of young people felt more confident in identifying and safely challenging racism after working directly with Show Racism the Red Card.
In addition to raising awareness of the charity’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 10th – 25th October 2020 shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football in eradicating racism and discrimination in all its forms from our game.
We call on our supporters to continue to challenge racism. It is the responsibility of us all to ensure that the anti-racism message is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action.