Show Racism the Red Card holds events at football clubs throughout the country, using well known footballers to talk to young people about racism, both in sport and in society, in an effort to stamp it out.
There’s absolutely no place in this world anymore for any kind of racism – let’s get that out first and foremost.
There was a check for £5K handed over by Unison in a bid to kick out racism, before the Newcastle match against Everton, on Sunday, at St James’ Park.
Striker Obafemi Martins and Emmerdale actress Charlie Hardwick, received the check from Unison regional convener Claire Williams, on behalf of the North East England-based charity.
Clare Williams said:
“Unison is proud to support Show Racism the Red Card.”
“In the 21st century, people should be able to live and work free from discrimination or prejudice, but sadly this is not yet the case.”
Combining the anti-racist message with the nation’s favourite game is an ideal way to get the message across the young people.”
Ged Grebby, chief executive of Show Racism the Red Card, added:
“Unison has been one of our campaign’s greatest supporters since our inception in 1996 and its involvement and commitment has increased year on year.
“This latest cheque will allow us to do more club and community events in the north east and produce more free resources to combat racism in the region.”
It’s always good to see Newcastle players participating on this sort of thing, which is great for the society, and we’re pleased Oba Martins has become involved.
We’d like to see Oba doing a few somersaults in his next few games for Newcastle also – he couldn’t even do one when he last scored against Portsmouth because that’s when he injured his groin, so he settled for a little shake rattle and roll – but it wasn’t quite the same. 😀