During October 2018 football clubs in Scotland and Wales, including the Swans, are showing their support for the Show Racism the Red Card Month of Action as a vehicle to deliver an Anti-Racism message to the community through the power of sport.
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.
As part of MOA18, the Swans will host a Day of Action on Tuesday, 23 October, when they take on Blackburn Rovers at the Liberty Stadium in the EFL Championship, when both teams will be wearing anti-racism T-shirts prior to kick off and will be uniting together to stand against racism.
The Show Racism the Red Card action weeks forms part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Football People Action Weeks, which are running between 11 to 25 October 2018.
These Action Weeks aim to unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination, Increases public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.
The Action Weeks challenges discrimination, promotes integration values amongst youth and celebrate the input of all individuals that 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 campaigns 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 over 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 program 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.
As a football fan, we hope you get involved in the campaign and ask you to support the Swans player’s action and join us in saying NO to racism!
You can download and print out some Show Racism the Red Card cards to show your support if you wish.
Please remember, if you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the nearest steward or club official.
As you can see from the tweet below, Swansea City fans also have the chance to win a pair of tickets for the Swans v Blackburn Rovers MOA18 Day of Action game on 23rd October.
FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY! – As part of the @SwansOfficial designated match action during the MOA18 – we are giving away a pair of tickets across each of our social media accounts! Simply leave a comment below 👇 & let us know: What has been your favourite moment of the season so far? pic.twitter.com/b2qjGsD6CJ
— SRtRC Wales | Cymru (@theredcardwales) October 3, 2018
To be kept up to date with the 2018/19 seasons Month of Action, follow Show Racism the Red Card on their various social media accounts:
If you are interested in learning more about the campaign and the Month of Action, then contact Jason Webber at SRtRC Wales on Tel: 02920 236 057 / Email: Wales@theredcard.org or by visiting the Show Racism the Red Card Wales website.