Swans Show Racism The Red Card

30th January 2019
Club

Show Racism the Red Card Wales recently held an educational event at the Liberty Stadium with Junior Jacks from Grange Primary, Gwyrosydd Primary and YGG Bryn-Y-Mor.

Swans stars Martin Olsson and Mike van der Hoorn attended the event along with club ambassadors Lee Trundle and Leon Britton.

Show Racism the Red Card is an educational charity which utilises the status of football to help tackle racism in society, and delivers training to over 50,000 individuals each year.

Pupils were given a mock press conference scenario and were tasked with creating a newspaper name and researching racism in sport and society. They then came up with questions based on what they had learnt.

Swans vice-captain van der Hoorn said: “It's important that we educate our youngsters about racism and the damage it can do to people.

"The kids are our future and we need to get in there early and get them thinking about these things.

"On a football team, you have people from different backgrounds and religions but you are all one team playing together."

The event follows the Swans showing their support for Show Racism the Red Card at the match against Blackburn Rovers in October. Both teams wore anti-racism t-shirts prior to kick off.

The organisation was also the featured charity for the match, with a stand near the Jacks Zone to offer information about challenging racism in football along with a page in the programme.

If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the nearest steward or club official.

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Further details about the campaign can be found at www.theredcard.orgor via 02920 236 057 and by email Wales@theredcard.org