Red Card for Racism

Last updated : 16 October 2004 By Firparkcorner

Players from 1st, 2nd and 3rd division squads, Scotland women's team and Asian amateur club, Glasgow Ansar attended the event, alongside police, stewards and supporters representatives.

In the Bank of Scotland Premierleague, every midweek game on 27 October will allow clubs to highlight the progress that has been made since the first SPL Weekend of Action in January. On that that day Motherwell will be at home playing Kilmarnock. The SFL will mark the event on Saturday 16 October.

Dunfermline and Motherwell show the Red Card to Racism

SPL Secretary Ian Blair said:

"All of our member clubs are tackling the problem of racism on a number

of levels. Strategies such as community programmes, supporters'

charters and inclusive marketing campaigns are being used to install the

values of equality and tolerance among Scottish football fans on one

hand, while on the other hand our safety officers are working hard

behind the scenes with the police and stewards to eradicate racism on

the terraces.

This month's SRTRC campaign builds upon the SPL's involvement last

season and we believe that this co-ordinated approach will help break

down some of the barriers that remain in football and society in


Sadly, last season again saw incidents of racist abuse at Scottish

football grounds, large and small. The authorities, police and stewards

presence today reflects the work that is being done to ensure the

correct procedures are in place to deal with these offences, should they

occur again.

With the help of hundreds of organisations, SRTRC will begin

distributing 200 000 anti-racist football squad posters to young people

throughout Scotland for season 2004-2005, with all 12 SPL clubs, 4 SFL,

Scotland men's team, Scotland women's team, and a Scottish women's

premierleague select all available for free. The SRTRC annual schools

competition continues to grow with over 10% of schools taking part last

year. Schools can register at