GAA act to tackle racism

Statement from Show Racism the Red Card

The following motion was passed at the GAA congress today
Motion 60 – Racist and Sectarian AbuseGives the referee the power to send a player who uses racist or sectarian language off. The rule, as it stands, doesn’t explicitly state that such abusive language is a sending off offence.
Commenting in response to this, Co-ordinator for Show Racism the Red Card Garrett Mullan said: ‘This is welcome news as it places the issue of racism firmly within the rulebook and furthermore it is a point of reference to anyone who wants to know the GAA stance in relation to racism.  It is clear that racism has no place within the games’
He added: ‘ We look forward to cooperating with the GAA to convey the anti-racism educational message with all levels of the game. We place a huge value on our relationship with the GAA and Gaelic Players Association.  The association is well positioned to promote integration and tackle racism in sport and in society’
Below is Section 3 of the Show Racism the Red Card DVD, which features an interview with Lee Chin from Wexford and his experience of racism.
The DVD is part of an education pack used by teachers and youth workers in their work to educate young people against racism.
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