Swans support Show Racism the Red Card

18th October 2018
Club

Swansea City and Blackburn Rovers will be showing their support for Show Racism the Red Card when they meet at the Liberty next Tuesday night to deliver an anti-racism message to the community through the power of sport.

As part of the SRtRC Month of Action, both teams will be wearing anti-racism t-shirts prior to kick-off and will be uniting together to stand against racism.

Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity.

The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.

The campaign delivers educational workshops to young people and adults in their schools, workplaces and at events held in stadiums.

The Show Racism the Red Card action weeks form part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Football People Action Weeks.

The action weeks aim to unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination, as well as increase public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.

The action weeks challenge discrimination, promote integration values among youth and celebrate the input of all individuals who strive to make football a game for all, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what our beliefs are.

In addition to increasing the awareness of the campaign’s work and messages, the day of action will also help clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing to challenge racism and promote equality.

The support from clubs continues to help the campaign progress their work in Wales.

Last season the campaign worked with more than 18,000 young people and held a number of educational events at stadiums across the country supported by professional players.

The campaign will be expanding their programme of challenging racism in football during this season, to work with more grassroots clubs and players across Wales.

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 on Tuesday and ask you to support the players’ action and join us in saying NO to racism.

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

To be kept up to date with this season’s month of action, follow Show Racism the Red Card on social media:

 

Twitter: @theredcardwales

Facebook: /theredcardwales

YouTube: /redcardwales

Instagram: theredcardwales

 

Further details about the campaign and the month of action can be found at www.theredcard.org or by phoning 02920 236 057 or emailing Wales@theredcard.org