Hibs & Hearts against racism

Hibs and Hearts stars have joined forces as part of a campaign to give racism the boot. Both sets of players will hold up red cards before the first Edinburgh derby of the season kicks off at Easter Road on October 15.Stars from across the football divide met at the City Chambers in Edinburgh yesterday at the launch of the Show Racism the Red Card action plan. Hibs midfielder Michael Stewart joined Hearts players Jose Conclaves and Andy Diver as plans were announced to contact pupils from 32 primary schools across Edinburgh. The initiative has already been launched in Glasgow and the anti-racism message will be spread across the country.Former Celtic player Gerry Britton has taken on the role as educational co-ordinator.Gerry said:”It’s great that we’re establishing strong links with Edinburgh city council. “We have to tackle the problem of racism and educating the school children is a good place to start. It is important for the big clubs to be pro-active.Racism is a bigger problem at grassroots level in football and we have to look at the reasons for this.”Michael Stewart said: “I’m delighted to be asked along to help out.”© The Daily Record http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

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