- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
Show Racism the Red Card held an event in Westminster Hall on Tuesday, 12 September. Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. It was established in January 1996, thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop. The majority of the campaign’s work involves the delivery of educational workshops to young people and adults in schools, workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across the UK, SRtRC provides educational sessions to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
MPs gathered to support the call. Also present was Paul Elliott, a former English football player.
In 1990s Newcastle, Shaka was at a petrol station near St. James’ Park when he was confronted by a group of young people shouting racist abuse at him. One of the group realised that they had been shouting at Shaka Hislop, the Newcastle United football player. This incident inspired him to harness the influence of footballers to fight racism in everyday life.