On Wednesday 15th June Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) launched a special England team poster to commemorate participation in Euro 2016 and encourage young people to take a stance against racism. The event took place alongside a series of workshops at Thorntree Primary School, in Middlesbrough on Wednesday 15th June at 12.00 pm.
Former England Under 21’s & under 20’s internationals Dean Gordon & Richard Offiong, both of whom now work as educators and coaches for SRtRC, were joined by Cleveland Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger to mark the launch of the Euro 2016 England poster.
Throughout SRtRC’s 20 year history, the campaign has produced football team posters featuring players holding up the iconic red cards and sending a positive message to the thousands of young people who look up to them as role models.
Premier League stars Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Delle Alli and Jack Wilshere all hold up red cards baring the anti-racism education charity’s logo and encouraging young people to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.
SRtRC have marked the participation of the England National Team in major international tournaments throughout the campaign’s 20 year history by creating a poster in partnership with the Football Association and other sponsors, both locally and nationally.
One such campaign sponsor is Barry Coppinger, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland who currently funds a range of educational initiatives in schools throughout Teesside.
Speaking about the launch and his ongoing support for SRtRC, Mr Coppinger said “Show Racism the Red Card have an excellent track record of working through football to get important messages across to children and young people about helping to make the world a better place by tackling racism and other hate crime. I’m delighted to support their work and this initiative around Euro 2016 reinforces that work with young people.”
SRtRC’s football team posters have long been one of the campaign’s most popular and impactful resources with young people, as Chief Executive Ged Grebby explains “Now in our 20th Anniversary year, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) has a long tradition of producing posters with the England team and are proud to launch our England Euro 2016 poster.
"The posters are a great way to celebrate the European Championships taking place in France and to spread our anti-racism message far and wide. They feature England stars holding up our red cards to demonstrate their anti-racism stance and to reemphasise that racism has no place in our society.”
Posted on Tuesday 14th June 2016