FARE fortnight of action kicks off
The Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) fortnight of action begins on the 5th and runs through to the 19th October. It is part of a UEFA supported initiative which will see actions take place in all affiliate countries where the anti- racism message is promoted at all levels of the game from grassroots to champions league and international games. In Ireland, it involves a partnership of the Football Association of Ireland and Show Racism the Red Card to deliver actions reach schools, clubs and the wider community.
4030 players from 62 clubs around Ireland will be taking part in activities to mark Football Against Racism in Europe fortnight of action. These actions will include children doing Champions League style handshakes and wristband exchange, with the home team presenting the band to players on the away teams. Actions will also include team photos with the Red Cards of SRTRC. At adult level, players will be warming up wearing the bibs with the Equal Game message, which is being promoted by UEFA.
At SSE Airtricity League level, Longford Town, Sligo Rovers and Cork City are hosting actions, where players will be wearing the Equal Game bibs
Development Officers of the FAI are also delivering the Show Racism the Red Card workshops to 4059 children in 120 schools over the fortnight. In Limerick, there will be an interschool anti-racism blitz with 14 primary schools participating. A highlight of the fortnight is the Irish Amputee International team will be holding up the Red Cards at the first ever UEFA Amputee tournament and will be posting it on their livesteam.