We at Merthyr Town FC will be showing our support this month and joining the action to support and challenge racism in football and society. Both teams will be wearing anti-racism T-shirts prior to kick off and will be uniting together to stand against racism, when we host Walton Casuals at The Met Coaches Stadium Tomorrow afternoon (3pm).
The Show Racism the Red Card action weeks forms part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Football People Action Weeks.
The Action Weeks challenges discrimination, promotes integration values amongst youth and celebrate the input of all individuals that strive to make football a game for all, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what our beliefs are.
In addition to increasing the awareness of the campaigns work and messages, the ‘Day of Action’ will also help clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing to challenge racism and promote equality.
The support from clubs continues to help the campaign progress their work in Wales. Last season the campaign worked with over 20,000 young people and held a number of educational events at stadiums across the country supported by professional players. The campaign will be expanding their program of challenging racism in football during this season, to work with more grassroots clubs and players across Wales.
Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their racial or ethnic background.
We hope you enjoy the game today and ask you to support the player’s action and join us in saying NO to racism!
Further details about the campaign and the Month of Action can be found at www.theredcard.org or by
contacting: Tel: 02920 236 057 / Email: Wales@theredcard.org