Iain Gray MSP is supporting the annual Wear Red Day on Friday 16th October to show his support for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
The anti-racism educational charity organises the national day of action, now in its sixth year, which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and donate to the campaign.
Show Racism the Red Card was established in 1996 and utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.
Most of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
Speaking ahead of Wear Red Day, Iain Gray MSP said:
“There has been an unprecedented focus on racism and the importance of challenging it over recent months thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement. Football has very much been at the forefront of the campaign, with clubs, players and officials demonstrating their support in high profile ways.
“Show Racism the Red Card plays a huge role in raising awareness and educating people about anti-racism all-year-round. While we are living through exceptional circumstances this year, I hope East Lothian residents will join me in again supporting Wear Red Day and the fight against racism.”
Find out more about Wear Red Day at www.theredcard.org/wear-red-day/