SHOW Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action takes place in Wales from October 12 to 31.
Next weekend will see Airbus UK Broughton support the campaign during their fixture against The New Saints on Friday October 26, when both teams will be wearing anti racism T-shirts prior to kick-off and jointly supporting the anti-racist message.
This period of concerted action encourages participation from all sections of communities to celebrate diversity and tackle racism. A major aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage anti-racist actions, events and initiatives to take place throughout the year. Many organisations begin their actions during October and run follow-up events during the year. One proven way of making a difference is to act on a local level to break down barriers that lead to racist attitudes and behaviour. These barriers can include:
- Racial stereotyping
- Ignorance of other cultures
- Excluding practices
- The idea that any one culture or racial group is superior to another
This year’s SRTRC Fortnight of Action will once again see players in Wales show their support for the anti-racist cause. Action at games will include:
- 1 Players wearing SRtRC RED T-shirts
- 2 Players ‘RED card’ action at WPL games
- 3 Anti-racist tannoy announcements
- 4 Articles in match programmes
- 5 Articles on club websites
- 6 Unveiling of anti-racist stadium hoardings
- 7 Involvement with local clubs and communities
Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their racial or ethnic background. We hope you enjoy the game and ask you to support the players' action before kick-off.
SRtRC have an Ambassador scheme, which a clubs player along with the manager will represent the club working with SRtRC promoting their message.
Our club ambassador this season is Kyle Armstrong and director of football Andy Preece also highlighted the club's stance against racism and said: We fully support the Show Racism the red card Campaign.
"Racism has no place in football or society and we must keep supporting the great work Show Racism the red card is doing.
"The improvement over the past few years is significant but we all must keep working together as there is still work to be done."