Albion help to 'show racism the red card'

Laura Rafferty, Ini Umotong and Chris Hughton with a student at the event
Laura Rafferty, Ini Umotong and Chris Hughton with a student at the event

Brighton and Hove Albion teamed up with an anti-racism campaign, welcoming eight local primary schools to an educational day at the American Express Community Stadium.

Albion manager Chris Hughton, joined Ini Umotong and Laura Rafferty, who both play for the club’s FA Women’s Super League 2 team, to talk to Brighton and Hove schoolchildren at the event

Students show racism the red card

Students show racism the red card

The day was run in partnership with Albion in the Community (AITC) and Show Racism the Red Card, an anti-racism educational charity which uses football players to help tackle racism in society.

Much of the charity's work focuses on the delivery of educational workshops to young people and adults in their schools, workplaces and at events held in football stadiums across the country.

Ged Grebby, chief executive at Show Racism the Red Card, said: “The campaign has a great relationship with Brighton and Hove Albion FC and they have continued to show fantastic support for Show Racism the Red Card.

“Our team always enjoys working the club and Albion in the Community, who we know do some vital work in the local area.

The event involving eight schools was supported by Brighton and Hove Albion and Albion in the Community

The event involving eight schools was supported by Brighton and Hove Albion and Albion in the Community

“Racism continues to be an issue in our society with many people suffering abuse each day. We believe that education is key in challenging racism in society. By working with the next generation in schools we can have a big impact towards eradicating racism and creating a better world in the future.”

The education event was the latest example of the collaborative work done by the club, AITC and Show Racism the Red Card.

Chris Hughton and Liam Rosenior are both patrons of the campaign and feature in the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame, while Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal also recently appeared at a local Show Racism the Red Card event.

Matt Dorn, AITC chief executive officer, said: “The work being done by Show Racism the Red Card is incredibly important and we are only too pleased to support the charity’s campaign.

“The education event was a real success. Our thanks to Chris, Ini and Laura for taking part and of course to our friends at Show Racism the Red Card.”

For more information on AITC, visit: www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk

To find out more about Show Racism the Red Card, visit: www.theredcard.org