Show Racism The Red Card, Says Galway United October 4, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Football, Racist, soccer, UEFA.
Galway United was on hand this week, along with the Mayor of Galway City, Niall O Brolchin, to launch the anti-racism venture ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.
The launch, which was held in the Spanish Arch, serves as a forerunner for major football anti-racism work in the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) and UEFA-led action week later in October.
The third regional project of Show Racism the Red Card is run in association with Galway United, the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland (PFAI), Galway City Partnership, Galway City Council and the Galway Refugee Support Group.
Players from Gaelic football and rugby are represented in addition to soccer.
Approximately 3,000 posters, showing the Galway United squad and the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ slogan in eight languages, will be distributed in the city.
Galway United General Manager Nick Leeson said, “While increasing our support base, we also want to promote football in the community and warmly welcome the work of the PFAI and FAI in supporting this work.
Mayor Niall O Brolch�in added, “Galway is now home to many nationalities and we must learn to value all they have to offer to our community. As a local authority, we have a responsibility to promote such initiatives because by opposing racism we can encourage integration and a better quality of life for all.”
Source: Galway Independent