Published: 4th October 2019
Dundee United are proudly supporting Show Racism the Red Card’s (SRtRC) Fortnight of Action.
Many of you will have seen the campaign within football for many years, the, SPFL and its member clubs have been supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland 16 years ago.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 4th – 20th October 2019 October shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football to eradicate racism and discrimination of any form from our game.
All professional clubs will show their support over one weekend – Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.
We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.
Club Captain Mark Reynolds said: "Football can be a blueprint for a better society as it brings people of different cultures, colours and beliefs together as equals. This idea strikes me as particularly relevant in the current climate which seems to give legitimacy to a new wave of racism and xenophobia. On behalf of my team mates and the Club, I appeal to you to embrace the spirit of this campaign and show racism the red card.”
Dundee United condemn all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated within the Club.
Show Racism the Red Card are working with grassroots football, community groups, schools, the police and prison service to ensure that going forward Scottish society and Scottish football is fair, inclusive and accessible for all.
Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in challenging racism in football and society.
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