Blackpool football shows racism the red card

On Tuesday 19th March, Blackpool FC and Blackpool FC Community Trust, will be joining up with Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) at Bloomfield Road to educate young people around the issue of racism, which also forms part of our programme of events around EFL Day of Action for 2019.

First team manager, Terry McPhillips, and players from Blackpool FC will be joined by former professional footballer and SRtRC ambassador, Chris Iwelumo, as well as Blackpool FC Community Trust Chief Executive, Ashley Hackett, who will appear on a Q&A panel.

The event will run from 1 - 3pm. Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC said; “The campaign has a great relationship with Blackpool Football Club and the Community Trust and they have continued to show great support for Show Racism the Red Card for a number of years now.

They continue to show commitment to making Blackpool FC, and Bloomfield Road, a welcoming and inclusive football club.” “This promises to be a great event that carries an important message and one that everyone connected with the club endorses.

I am looking forward to being part of the panel to discuss this important subject”, said Blackpool FC Manager, Terry McPhillips. Pupils from the two nearest schools to the stadium, Revoe Learning Academy and Blackpool Gateway Academy, will take part in a range of anti-racism workshops, see a screening of the SRtRC film which features England manager, Gareth Southgate, and then pose questions to the panel.

“We’ve been working with Show Racism the Red Card for the past few months to organise this event. We’re delighted that there has been such big interest and anticipate another full house in the Sponsorship Lounge at Bloomfield Road with 120 primary school children due to attend”, says Head of Sport at Blackpool FC Community Trust, Jason White.

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