City stars Show Racism the Red Card
- Wed 19 Sep 2012, 2:26PM
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Manchester City are delighted to have renewed their support for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
The club is the first this season in the Premier League to send a squad image to the campaign with players holding up red cards.
It will also be turned into a poster for free distribution.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is a charity established in 1996 that uses professional footballers and other role-models to educate young people about racism.
“Manchester City has supported SRtRC for over 10 years and one of the key ways clubs can publicly show their support is by providing images for our posters which are given away by the campaign and by clubs free of charge,” said SRtRC Chief Executive Ged Grebby.
“It is excellent news that the champions are among the first clubs to send their image to us this season and we hope to have the posters printed very soon.”
The club has also assisted the campaign with interviews for their educational resources. City star James Milner will appear on the new SRtRC educational film to be released this autumn, which will be seen by young people throughout the UK.
“Players can have a really positive impact on young people’s attitudes to racism”, Ged continued.
“To have players like James speak out against racism in sport and society helps SRtRC get our message across in an effective way.
“Hopefully over the course of 2012-13 we will be able to add some more interviews with MCFC players about racism to our YouTube channel.”