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UK 'Show Racism the Red Card' charity calls for schooling next generations with clubs’ support

'Show Racism the Red Card’ ‘anti-racism charity has called on soccer clubs in England, Scotland and Wales to support the education of young people on issues relating to race, to spread a message of racial equality.

The chief executive of the charity, Ged Grebby, declared that “It has been fantastic to see top sportsmen and women support the ‘BLM’ movement ... Show Racism the Red Card believes these actions are important to highlight the need for anti-racism”.

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Indeed, as a sign of solidarity, the Premier League footballers took a knee to show their support to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement when the 2019-20 season resumed after the coronavirus has forced the sports league to take a break.

Recently, many anti-racism and pro-equality movements and protests have inspired many disciplines in the sports world in many countries, following the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin on Sunday last week.

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‘Show Racism the Red Card’ also announced that it had written to all professional clubs in England, Wales and Scotland requesting them to engage in online training sessions with the purpose to schooling generations of youths and their teachers about the social tensions that lie in current events, to try to make a change in the society of tomorrow.

“The natural progression is to take action by helping with education programmes like ours, which increase understanding of racism and prejudice for a better future. That’s why we’re calling on footballers to join us,” Grebby added.

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