Brechin City Football Club

News - 10 October 2017

Show Racism the Red card - By Brechin City FC

Show Racism the Red Card 2017
Show Racism the Red Card 2017

Fortnight of Action 2017

Welcome to Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action. Before kick off this weekend, clubs playing in all Scottish Cup and SPFL fixtures will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network.

Show Racism the Red Card has received excellent support from football clubs, football authorities and football fans over the length and breadth of Scotland - we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all. We have heard of many instances where supporters have been proactive in promoting the anti-racism message, making it clear that racism and discrimination are not welcome at their club. We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.

Chairman Ken Ferguson said ‘It is vitally important that everyone who decides to attend a Brechin City fixture can feel relaxed and comfortable at Glebe Park. The Club will not tolerate any racism or discrimination of any sort in or around our fixtures. If anyone hears of any such incident at any of our games please let us know straight away in order that we can deal with the situation accordingly. Football is here for everyone to enjoy with the result at the end of the game being the only thing that might sour the day.’

The campaign will continue to speak to all football clubs, the football authorities and the police to eradicate all forms of racist behaviour.

The Scottish FA, SPFL and its clubs deplore all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated at fixtures.

This year the campaign has continued to deliver educational workshops in schools, workplaces and football clubs. The workshops are delivered by a dedicated team of education workers and ex-professional footballers. This is a very positive method of educating our young people and adults about the negative impact that racism and discrimination have on Scottish society.

Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world, and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in challenging racism in football and society.

If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the stewards or police.

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