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Show racism red card after England players' abuse in Bulgaria

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17 Oct 2019
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GMB Union will join tens of thousands of people in schools and businesses across the UK standing against racism tomorrow [Friday October 18] on Wear Red Day. [See picture attached]

Wear Red Day is the national day of action for the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) – backed by GMB Union

This year’s event is particularly poignant following the vile abuse experienced by England players in Bulgaria this week.

SRtRC is calling on people to wear something red on the day and raise funds to support their anti-racism education work with young people and adults in the UK.

Seven hundred schools across England have signed up to support Wear Red Day, as well 175 businesses, including Heathrow Airport, Barclays and selected Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores across the country.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“GMB is proud to be a major sponsor of Show Racism the Red Card and to play an active part in Wear Read Day. It’s never been more important to take a stand against racism.”

“Hate crime is rocketing in the UK – and, unbelievably in 2019, we are seeing racist abuse at football games in the UK, and racist chants and Nazi salutes directed at England players in Bulgaria.
 


“There is no place for racism – whether on our terraces or in our communities.

Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said:

“Wear Red Day is all about standing together against racism and sending a very visual message that racism will not be tolerated.

"As well as wearing something red, we’re asking people to donate £1 and this will help us deliver anti-racism education to more young people across the country.

"Anyone can join in – simply wear something red on 18th October and donate £1 to help us tackle racism in society.”

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