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SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD

Thu 18 Oct 2012

Peterhead FC supports Show Racism the Red Card's Fortnight of Action 2012

Peterhead FC is delighted to be supporting Show Racism the Red Card's annual Fortnight of Action from 12th to the 31st October. The Fortnight of Action will again make a stand against both racism and sectarianism. We both believe that it is vital to highlight the anti-sectarian message as well as the anti-racism message at this time, especially when recent incidents have once again highlighted the problem of sectarianism within our communities.

At every SFL fixture this weekend, clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism and sectarianism in football and in society. Players in over 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network against racism and discrimination. Peterhead Football Club will demonstrate our support and stand against both racism and sectarianism at our home match versus Stirling Albion on the 27th of October.

Show Racism the Red Card has received excellent support from football clubs, football authorities and football dans the length and breadth of Scotland. It has not been without its challenges though and they urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism and anti-sectarianism messages. They have many instances where real supporters are proactive in promoting the anti-racism and anti-sectarianism messages in and around their club, making it clear the racist/sectarian fans are not welcome at their club.

Peterhead Football Club's Fortnight of Action Ambassador, club captain Callum Macdonald, said:

"It is very important for the club to be involved with this long standing initiative; Peterhead Football Club is a family friendly club and a great environment to watch football and it is clear from the club's code of conduct for players, staff and supporters that discrimination on any level will not be tolerated. The whole squad is behind the fortnight of action and we are asking that supporters play their part by reporting stewards or club officials when they see or hear any unacceptable behaviour."

The campaign will continue to speak to all football clubs, the football authorities and the police aiming to eradicate all forms of racist and sectarian behaviour. The SFL and its clubs deplore all forms of racism and sectarianism and any racist or sectarian behaviour will not be tolerated at SFL Fixtures.

Here is a brief outline of what is taking place during the fortnight of action this year:

  • ANTI-RACIST / ANTI-SECTARIAN FOOTBALL FESTIVALS & PROJECTS ACROSS SCOTLAND
  • SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD ACTIONS AT CLYDESDALE BANK PREMIER LEAGUE, SFL, SCOTTISH WOMEN'S PREMIER LEAGUE, SCOTTISH WOMEN'S FOOTBALL LEAGUE & SCOTTISH CUP 3RD ROUND MATCHES
  • 'UNITE AGAINST RACISM ACTIONS'  AT UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES
  • EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY GROUPS ACROSS SCOTLAND

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

If you see or hear racism or sectarianism at any level of football, please report it to stewards or police. Our website also includes updates on Fortnight of Action events and more information on the Show Racism the Red Card campaign in Scotland. www.theredcardscotland.org

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