Monday 1st October, 2018 at 2:39pm
Partick Thistle Football Club is proudly supporting Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action. Many of you will have seen the campaign within football with the SPFL and its member clubs supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland 15 years ago.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 5th – 19th 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 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in more than 40 European countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.
Partick Thistle Football Club urges fans to continue supporting the anti-racism message; it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that it is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.
Kris Doolan, Partick Thistle Football Club’s Show Racism the Red Card Fortnight of Action Ambassador said:
“Football is a unique and very powerful thing that can bring people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions and nationalities together. It may be a cliché but sport really is a universal language that can break down barriers more effectively than just about anything else.
“There is no place for racism or discrimination of any kind, full stop. My teammates and I will proudly be taking part in Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action and you should too. Together we can put an end to racism in football once and for all.”
Partick Thistle Football Club condemn all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated.
Show Racism the Red Card is working with grassroots football, community groups, schools, the police and prison service to ensure that Scottish society and Scottish football is fair and inclusive 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.
Show your support for tackling racism:
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