5th – 19th October 2017 was FARE fortnight. FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) is a UEFA supported initiative in which actions take place inviting participation in all affiliates to take action and support the anti-racism message and to spread the word that Football People support.
Here are some highlights of the fortnight. Click below for the full report.
- 11th year of FARE fortnight in Ireland
- More participants than ever before.
- 4 SSE Airtricity League Clubs involved
- 58 Grassroots clubs with 3878 players involved
- 4082 young people participated in workshops
- Coverage in local and national media
- Promoting the message of #EqualGame #TackleRacism #SRTRC
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Ireland’s James McClean is to be commended for speaking out about racist comments aimed at team mate Cyrus Christie in the aftermath of Ireland’s play- off with Denmark. The statement from Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) and Professional Footballers Association Ireland (PFA Ireland) comes after McClean revealed the racist tweets directed at Cyrus Christie.
Christie’s teammate, James McClean, revealed the existence of the tweets at Saturday evening’s PFA Ireland awards in Dublin, citing it as an example of what the team had been subjected to in the immediate aftermath of the game. He said that Christie, already deeply upset over the outcome of the game, had shown the messages to other players in the dressing room at the Aviva stadium.
“We spoke afterwards and it really got to a few players,” said McClean in an interview on stage after he had been presented with the award for Overseas Player of the Year.
Alleged racist comments have been referred by the FAI to the Gardai for investigation. The tweet urged him to go to Jamaica and boasted about wanting to lynch him.
Garrett Mullan (Show Racism the Red Card) said: “There is no place for racism in sport or on social media. We welcome the fact that the FAI and Gardai are taking action but social media outlets also have a role to play in responding to racism.
As important as reporting such vile incidents is the support that someone receives from those around and in this case, it is clear that Cyrus Christie’s team mates have been affected by this incident. We welcome the fact that James McClean has shone a light on to some of the nasty elements out there. His support for his fellow team mate will help the team and Cyrus in particular, to emerge stronger from this incident”.
Stephen Mc Guinness, General Secretary of the PFA Ireland: “We fully support all efforts to stamp out racism from the game and that includes comments targeting players on social media. The nature of this incident is really shocking and no player should be subjected to that and we hope that the perpetrator is called to account. This incident should serve as a message to all involved in the game from grassroots upwards that racism needs a response from authorities and team mates. It cannot be ignored”.
Contact: Garrett Mullan (Director SRTRC) @ 0863927650
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About Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card is an international anti-racism charity that was founded in the UK in 1995 with a £50 donation from Newcastle United’s Shaka Hislop. The Irish branch was established in 2006. The aim of Show Racism the Red Card is to harness the high profile of sportspeople to combat racism. The organisation works to produce anti-racism educational resources, and to educate young people through workshops and coaching activities. Further information is available at: www.theredcard.ie
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.
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Show Racism the Red Card activities 2017-18
Our Mission is to challenge racism through providing education resources and intercultural activity which support integration.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) offers a unique platform of education & sport to tackle racism and promote integration. We are working with schools, clubs and youth services to support inclusion and raise understanding of what is racism and how to respond.
We invite you to get involved in any of our programme of activities. SRTRC activities include:
– Anti Racism education workshops
– Anti Racism education training
– Anti Racism creative competition
– FARE fortnight against racism in football
– Wear Red Day
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A new season for some and for others, the season never ends. The Show Racism the Red Card club welcome programme has been supporting grassroots sports clubs towards integration of refugees/ asylum seekers within their activities. This progress report will give you an idea of how integration through sport can work.
Ballaghaderreen GAA are one of the clubs involved with the Show Racism the Red Card Club Welcome programme, thanks to Community Foundation of Ireland, to be inclusive of those from refugee/ asylum seeker backgrounds. Other clubs include Willow Park FC in Athlone, Emo FC Laois, Ballinacurragh GAA club in Limerick, Sligo Rovers FC and Boot Road Celtic in Clondalkin.
An international partnership with like minded projects is near conclusion with our final meeting taking place funded project at meeting in Copenhagen. The project was funded by the EU Erasmus Plus programme through its national agency in Ireland Leargas.
Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition awards down the years.
• Overall winner: Navan Educate Together
• Youth service award: Youthreach Progression Navan
• Primary school: CBS Dundalk
• Second level: St Pauls CBS, North Brunswick Street
Commendations to: Comeragh College, Schull Community College, Tullamore ETNS, Clane Youth, CBS Primary Dundalk, Dunshaughlin Community College
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The fourth meeting of our Strategic Partnership, funded by Erasmus + through Leargas, took place in the Feyenoord FC stadium in Rotterdam this week. The meeting involved an exchange of practice and discussions about our project which has seen hundreds of education professionals participate in anti-racism training. The project has also developed some new initiatives to help in our platform of anti-racism education.
The next Refugee & Migrant Solidarity Ireland (RAMSI) dinner is on Sunday 21st May at 4:30pm in 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.
The Solidarity dinners have proved a great success so far in bringing people together. It is an opportunity to have some tasty food from diverse cultures but also to get to know people from different backgrounds. The dinners are open to all including children, if accompanied. Continue reading