Sligo Show Racism the Red Card

Mayor John Mc Goldrick opened the Sligo Rovers launch of Show Racism the Red Card yesterday at Sligo Institute of Technology.Mayor John Mc Goldrick opened the Sligo Rovers launch of Show Racism the Red Card yesterday at Sligo Institute of Technology. In attendance were officials and representatives of Sligo County Council, Sligo Sports Partnership, Migrant Economic Development Strategy, Sligo Leader Partnership, Sligo Youth Action Project and children from local schools and residents from Globe House.Garrett Mullan said “We are delighted to be in Sligo to launch the Show Racism the Red Card campaign and also to be in a position to support work of Sligo Rovers FC and the Local Sport Partnership to bring people of all communities together through sport. I am also delighted that we have Sligo Rovers full support for this project, the attendance here of Fahrudin Kuduzovic and Tomislav Arcaba and Paul Cooke. In addition, I am delighted of the support of Edel Kelly of Sligo All Stars Basketball on the panel, Catriona Ryan (Special Olympics Ireland), Katrina Connolly of Sligo Ladies GAA.Catriona Ryan made a pertinent comparison in how people with learning disabilities are treated in sport and how people from other countries can be treated. She spoke strongly about how people with disabilities feel at exclusion and stated that this initiative should address discrimination as a whole.Des Tomlinson FAI Intercultural Officer spoke about the FAI’s plan to support the increased participation and support of people of all cultures in Irish football. He explained that anti-racism and interculturalism are the key drivers to the implementation of the plan (downloadable on FAI site).Sligo Rovers FC Club Promotion Officer Sinead Fraher said : “This campaign is a great opportunity to place Sligo Rvoers FC at the heart of the community. The Sligo Rovers FC Show Racism the Red Card poster is a clear and simple way of communicating what we are about. We want people of all nationalities playing and supporting Sligo Rovers. In turn we have €5,000 from the FAI Club Good Practice fund to support integration measures involving the club in the Sligo area”.

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