Show Racism the Red Card(October 19, 2010)
Showing Racism the Red Card:
Steve and ex-professional footballers Leroy Rosenior, Dave Bassett and Bobby Barnes
Today Steve joined ex-professional footballers, representatives from the Professional Footballers Association and members of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign to lend his support to the charity’s bid to become The Football Association’s Charity of the Year for 2011.
Show Racism the Red Card is the anti-racist charity established in January 1996 with the aim of harnessing the potential of professional footballers as anti-racist role models and combatting racism through anti-racist education. The campaign involves hundreds of top footballers and managers and carries it’s work out throughout the UK delivering anti-racism workshops, football fun fitness sessions and hosting educational events at football clubs.
Later this year the FA will decide which charity will become their official charity partner for 2011. All charities go through a stringent process to become official FA partners and as well as a five figure financial donation from The FA's Community Shield Fund, all charities will benefit from a direct association with the FA.
Steve said “I'm very keen to back the bid. The charity has worked extremely hard and effectively to combat and condemn racism, both within and without football. It deserves recognition for the progress it's made - and support for its ongoing and future endeavours. I wish it every success.”
In Parliament, Steve has also put his name to EDM 607, which supports the bid.