SHOW RACISM (and sectarianism) THE RED CARD

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall with young fans looking forward to the opening of the new season proper in Scotland later this month..

By Bill Heaney

The football season kicks off for real tomorrow when Premier League champions Liverpool take on newly-promoted Leeds United on  SKY television in what should prove to be a tasty clash if the history of meetings between these two clubs is anything to go by.

Don’t be surprised to see a flurry of red and yellow and cards from the referee, but then again everyone may be on their best behaviour since once again there will be no crowd to roar them on.

A dangerous striker called Covid will be wearing the number 19 shirt, but everyone wants to see the back of him as soon as possible.

Fans will have to cool their jets until they get back to their seats in the stands in hopefully a few weeks’ time.

However, let’s hope they see plenty of red before that when they turn out in large numbers to support the football campaign to Show Racism the Red Card.

Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day! The 6th annual Wear Red Day will take place across England, Wales and Scotland on Friday 16th October 2020.

Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help fund anti-racism education for young people and adults across the UK.

Every penny raised during Wear Red Day enables our education and campaign workers to work with more young people and adults across the UK to challenge racism in society.

As the nation opens back up, and thanks to public donations that are helping continue their work on the frontline of the fight against racism, the team are thrilled to announce that they’re able to have a physical presence in even more parts of the country.

The charity is proud to be able to re-invest in its infrastructure and expand to a fifth UK office, which will be based in either Liverpool or Manchester.

 

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