Welcome to Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action. Many of you will have
seen the campaign within football for many years. The SWPL and SWFL member clubs
have been supporting the campaign for a number of years.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action
from 6th – 20th October shows commitment at all levels of Scottish football to eradicate racism
and discrimination of any form from our game.
We believe that it is vital to highlight the anti-racism message at this time of year as it runs
alongside Football Against Racism in Europe’s (FARE) Football People Weeks.
All professional Scottish Women’s clubs will show their support over one weekend on
Sunday 15th October. Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and
society. Players in over 40 European Countries are involved in similar events as part of
FARE network against racism and discrimination.
Show Racism the Red Card has received excellent support from football clubs, football
authorities and football fans the length and breadth of Scotland – we would like to take this
opportunity to thank you all. We have heard of many instances where supporters have been
proactive in promoting the anti-racism message, making it clear that racism and
discrimination are not welcome at their club. We urge fans to continue to support the anti-
racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried out beyond the
Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.
The campaign will continue to speak to all football clubs, the football authorities and the
police to eradicate all forms of racist behaviour.
The SWPL and SWFL and its clubs deplore all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will
not be tolerated at SWPL and SWFL.
Over the past year Show Racism the Red Card has faced major funding difficulties but we
strive to continue our work. We are working with grassroots football, community groups,
schools, the police and workplaces to ensure that going forward Scottish society and
Scottish football is fair and inclusive for all.
Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world and football matches should
be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in
challenging racism in football and society.
Show your support for tackling racism:
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