Scottish football clubs show racism the red card08 November 2010

Players of the Scottish Premier League clubs were last week united in calling for an end to racism in football and society.

Scottish clubs set the example with players warming up in red card T-shirts, showing red cards before kick-off, and managers wearing badges in support of the action.

Players in over 40 European countries were involved in similar events as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) action week against racism and discrimination.

Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the SPL, said:
Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance. This united action in support of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign sends out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all.

Billy Singh of Show Racism the Red Card Scotland said:
Once again we are delighted that our leading clubs are taking a united stand against racism. This weekend is the culmination of two weeks of concerted anti-racist activity throughout Scotland. Football is leading the way in trying to change people’s attitudes and behaviour within football grounds. Our challenge is to spread that message to our communities and everyday lives.